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Mocho-Choshuenco

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1937 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.927°S
  • 72.027°W

  • 2422 m
    7946 ft

  • 357130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Mocho-Choshuenco.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Mocho-Choshuenco.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Mocho-Choshuenco.

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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1937 Jun 16 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations El Mocho
1864 Nov 1 1864 Nov 3 ± 1 days Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SW flank of El Mocho (Chaiquemahuida)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Mocho-Choshuenco.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Mocho-Choshuenco.

Photo Gallery

The compound Mocho-Choshuenco volcano, seen here from the SW, is composed of two glacier-covered stratovolcanoes post-dating a 4-km-wide caldera. Choshuenco (left), was constructed during the late Pleistocene on the NW rim of the caldera. The andesitic-to-dacitic, 2422-m-high El Mocho (center), is a small cone that grew within the caldera and has remained active into historical time.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1983
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile

Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1978
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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