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  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.638°S
  • 70.432°W

  • 4702 m
    15423 ft

  • 357067
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

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Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

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Geological Summary

Volcán Domuyo is a 4702-m-high Argentinian stratovolcano of late-Pleistocene or possibly Holocene age (Moreno 1985, pers. comm.). At least 14 dacitic lava domes and other eruptive centers were constructed within a broad 15-km-wide caldera, and at least another 5 lie outside the caldera. The largest of the latter is Volcán Chanque-Mallín on the ESE flank. It is truncated by a 4-km-wide caldera and contains a resurgent dome.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Domuyo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Domuyo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Chanque-Mallin Stratovolcano 2566 m 36° 39' 0" S 70° 18' 0" W

Photo Gallery

The snow-covered area at the upper left in this NASA International Space Station image (with north to the lower right) is the Volcán Domuyo volcanic complex. This 4709-m-high Argentinian volcano contains at least 14 dacitic lava domes and other eruptive centers within a 16-km-wide caldera, and at least another 5 lie outside the caldera. Elongated Laguna Valvarco at the lower right lies along the western margin of the Pleistocene Valvarco caldera.

NASA Space Station image ISS008-E-7432, 2003 (


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

Moreno H, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Domuyo Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.