Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04796
A truck bearing sulfur ore descends from Aucanquilcha volcano in northern Chile. The world's highest permanent human habitation is situated below a sulfur mine at the summit region of Aucanquilcha. Several distinct cones were built on a 10-km-long, E-W-trending ridge forming the broad summit complex of the 6176-m-high stratovolcano, which is one of the largest in Chile. Postglacial lava flows are visible on the upper flanks. No historical eruptions are known from Cerro Aucanquilcha.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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