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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06907

The world's highest Holocene volcano, Nevados Ojos del Salado, rises to 6887 m along the border between Chile and Argentina.  The summit complex, which is elongated in a NE-SW direction, is seen here from the NW.  The  massive volcanic complex contains numerous craters, cones, and andesitic and dacitic lava domes.  No historical eruptions have been recorded, but the volcano is fumarolically active.   Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).

The world's highest Holocene volcano, Nevados Ojos del Salado, rises to 6887 m along the border between Chile and Argentina. The summit complex, which is elongated in a NE-SW direction, is seen here from the NW. The massive volcanic complex contains numerous craters, cones, and andesitic and dacitic lava domes. No historical eruptions have been recorded, but the volcano is fumarolically active.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).


Ojos del Salado, Nevados