Sollipulli

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  • 38.97°S
  • 71.52°W

  • 2282 m
    7485 ft

  • 357111
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1240 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) North flank (Redondo, Chufquén)
0920 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) SW caldera rim (Alpehué crater)

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Photo Gallery


Ice-filled Sollipulli caldera forms a bullseye at the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the upper right. The tip of Lake Caburgua is at the left, and Laguna Aluminé at the lower right. The 4-km-wide caldera may have a non-explosive origin, but post-caldera eruptions formed a series of dacitic lava domes along the caldera rim, and the 1-km-wide Alpehué crater, which cuts the SW rim, was the source of a large plinian eruption 2900 years ago. The volcano was active as recently as about 700 years ago.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-40416, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The broad profile of the snow-covered Sollipulli massif lies on the horizon to the NE as seen from the upper slopes of Villarrica volcano. A 4-km-wide caldera with post-caldera lava domes on its rim lies on the eastern side of the Nevados de Sollipulli volcanic chain. The rounded hills in the middle distance are pyroclastic cones of the Caburgua-Huelemolle volcano group; lava flows from these cones dammed drainages, forming Laguna Caburgua, visible at the upper left.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Sollipulli in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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