Yanteles

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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.497°S
  • 72.81°W

  • 2049 m
    6721 ft

  • 358049
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Most Recent Bulletin Report: November 1993 (BGVN 18:11) Citation IconCite this Report


Active fumaroles, some issuing from a hole in the snow-and-ice cap

Aerial observations on 21 September 1993 provided a clearer overview of fumarole locations. The aerial observations took place at noon and 1700 and included photo and video records. Two main vent areas were recognized and described. One vent area lies at the S side of the upper ridge segment, and covers an approximate area of 0.05-0.2 km2. This area resembled the flanks of a dome and emitted yellow-colored steam. The other vent area lies ~2 km to the NNE of the previously described one, and exits through a 100-m-wide perforation through Yanteles snow-and-ice cap. This vent area emitted a roughly 100-m high, white-to-yellow plume. Neither this vent area nor any other site in vicinity of the ridge has the morphology of a crater.

Information Contacts: J. Naranjo, SERNAGEOMIN, Santiago.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Yanteles.

Bulletin Reports - Index


Reports are organized chronologically and indexed below by Month/Year (Publication Volume:Number), and include a one-line summary. Click on the index link or scroll down to read the reports.

09/1993 (BGVN 18:09) Fumarolic and solfataric activity

11/1993 (BGVN 18:11) Active fumaroles, some issuing from a hole in the snow-and-ice cap




Information is preliminary and subject to change. All times are local (unless otherwise noted)


September 1993 (BGVN 18:09) Citation IconCite this Report


Fumarolic and solfataric activity

Fieldwork on 7 September 1992 revealed solfataric activity consisting of steam and sulfurous gas emissions. Only steam was observed on 14 September 1993.

Information Contacts: M. Petit-Breuilh and G. Fuentealba, Univ de La Frontera.


November 1993 (BGVN 18:11) Citation IconCite this Report


Active fumaroles, some issuing from a hole in the snow-and-ice cap

Aerial observations on 21 September 1993 provided a clearer overview of fumarole locations. The aerial observations took place at noon and 1700 and included photo and video records. Two main vent areas were recognized and described. One vent area lies at the S side of the upper ridge segment, and covers an approximate area of 0.05-0.2 km2. This area resembled the flanks of a dome and emitted yellow-colored steam. The other vent area lies ~2 km to the NNE of the previously described one, and exits through a 100-m-wide perforation through Yanteles snow-and-ice cap. This vent area emitted a roughly 100-m high, white-to-yellow plume. Neither this vent area nor any other site in vicinity of the ridge has the morphology of a crater.

Information Contacts: J. Naranjo, SERNAGEOMIN, Santiago.

Eruptive History


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


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1835 Feb 20 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
6650 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
7240 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) YAN1 tephra

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.

Photo Gallery


The elongated, glacier-covered massif near the center of this NASA International Space Station image (with north to the left) is Yanteles volcano in southern Chile. The volcano is composed of five glacier-capped peaks along an 8-km-long NE-trending ridge. Historical eruptions from this 2042-m-high, andesitic volcanic complex are uncertain.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-42998, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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