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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.189°S
  • 72.794°W

  • 1826 m
    5989 ft

  • 358050
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • 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
[ 1835 Nov 11 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1834 Nov ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
4920 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) COR3 tephra
6030 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) COR2 tephra
6640 BCE ± 770 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology COR1 tephra

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Photo Gallery

The dramatic summit spire of Volcán Corcovado is seen here in an aerial view from the south. Two of a string of lakes on its eastern side appear in the background. Corcovado, probably of late-Pleistocene age, is eroded by glaciers and surrounded by Holocene cinder cones. Eruptions were reported in historical time from these flank cones. Darwin observed activity from the Corcovado area in 1834, and an eruption was reported to have occurred in November 1835.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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The dramatic summit spire of Corcovado volcano is seen in this telephoto view from the west from the town of Quellon on the island of Chiloe. The volcano rises across the Gulf of Corcovado, which lies beyond the ridge in the middle distance. The main edifice at Corcovado is likely Pleistocene in age, but historical eruptions have been reported, probably from Holocene cinder cones surrounding the volcano.

Photo by Bryan Freeman, 2005.
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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