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San Pedro-San Pablo

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • 1960 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.888°S
  • 68.391°W

  • 6142 m
    20151 ft

  • 355070
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for San Pedro-San Pablo.

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 10 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1960 Dec 2 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1938 Feb Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1923 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1917 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
[ 1916 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1911 Sep Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1901 May 25 1901 Aug Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1891 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1877 (?) Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1870 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for San Pedro-San Pablo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for San Pedro-San Pablo.

Photo Gallery

The composite volcano of San Pedro in the arid Atacama desert of northern Chile is one of the world's highest historically active volcanoes. The 6145-m-high San Pedro (left) is located to the west of its older twin volcano, 6092-m-high San Pablo (center). The youngest cone of San Pedro was constructed within the horseshoe-shaped crater left by the collapse of an older edifice, which produced a large debris avalanche to the west. Reports of variable reliability mention historical eruptions in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1982
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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