Lautaro

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 49.02°S
  • 73.55°W

  • 3607 m
    11831 ft

  • 358060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Lautaro.

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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
1979 Mar 8 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1978 Jun Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1972 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1961 Oct Unknown Confirmed 2 Unknown Volcano Uncertain: aerial observation; possibly Lautaro
1959 Dec 28 1960 Jan 20 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1945 Jan 15 ± 45 days Unknown Confirmed 1 Historical Observations
1933 Feb Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1879 Unknown Confirmed   Unknown Volcano Uncertain: Between lakes San Martín and Viedma
[ 1878 Jan 18 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  
1876 Oct Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Lautaro.

Photo Gallery


The northern side of Lautaro volcano rises above a sea of clouds. A 300-km gap occurs between Cerro Hudson and Lautaro, the northernmost of five volcanoes comprising the australandean volcanic zone of the southernmost Chilean Andes. Glacier-covered, 3607-m-high Lautaro volcano, the highest Chilean volcano below 40 degrees south, has a crater just below its summit on the NW side, and a 1-km-wide crater is located on the NE flank.

Photo by José Naranjo, 2002 (Servico Nacional de Geologica y Mineria).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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