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Arintica

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 18.75°S
  • 69.05°W

  • 5597 m
    18363 ft

  • 355814
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Arintica.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Arintica.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Arintica.

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 Arintica. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Arintica 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 Arintica.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Arintica.

Photo Gallery

Arintica (left) and Puquintica volcanoes are reflected in the Salar de Surire. Volcán Arintica is the central and most prominent cone of a large volcanic complex that rises north of the Salar de Surire. The volcanoes are extensively dissected, but the latest activity at 5597-m-high Arintica produced a possible postglacial lava flow from a relatively well-preserved summit crater that descended the SE flank, but the age of the volcano is not known precisely. Cerro Puquintica (Poquentica) is considerably older than Arintica and rises to 5760 m.

Photo by Eduardo Bascuñán, 2005.
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: Tarata
Publisher: IGN Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1984
Series: PAIGH
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tarata

Title: Tacna
Publisher: IGN Instituto Geografico Nacional
Country: Peru
Year: 1984
Series: PAIGH
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tacna

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

Title: Mapa Geologico del Peru (SE quad)
Publisher: IGM-Peru Instituto de Geologia Y Mineria
Country: Peru
Year: 1975
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mapa Geologico del Peru (SE quad)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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