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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.5°S
  • 71.7°W

  • 2360 m
    7741 ft

  • 357121
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
1872 Jun 6 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery

Quetrupillan stratovolcano is seen in this NASA International Space Station image with north to the upper right. The volcano was constructed within a large 7 x 10 km wide caldera. The 2360-m-high Quetrupillan volcano has produced more silicic lavas than its more prominent neighbors Villarrica and Lanín. Clusters of monogenetic vents, including lava domes and pyroclastic cones, are found on the southern side of the volcano.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-40424, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Quetrupillan stratovolcano (left) lies at the center of a group of three volcanoes trending transverse to the Andean chain. It is seen here from the summit of Villarrica volcano (at the western end of the chain), with conical Lanín volcano at the eastern end in the background. The 2360-m-high Quetrupillan volcano was constructed within a large 7 x 10 km wide caldera; a smaller caldera truncates the summit. Some of the most recent activity produced pyroclastic cones along the right-hand flank, near the SW margin of the older caldera.

Photo by Judy Harden, 2004 (University of South Florida).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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