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El Solo

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  • Chile-Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.105°S
  • 68.713°W

  • 6205 m
    20358 ft

  • 355131
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for El Solo.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for El Solo.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from El Solo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the El Solo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for El Solo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for El Solo.

Photo Gallery

Light-colored rhyodacitic pyroclastic-flow deposits blanket El Solo volcano in the Ojos del Salado area. Snow partially mantles the summit of El Solo, a stratovolcano composed of nine eruptive centers located west of Nevados del Ojos de Salado and SE of Tres Cruces volcano. The 6190-m-high El Solo volcano was the source of major pyroclastic-flow deposits erupted during the Holocene that thickly fill adjacent valleys.

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

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Laguna Verde
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Laguna Verde

Title: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1981
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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