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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Caldera
  • 1240 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.97°S
  • 71.52°W

  • 2282 m
    7487 ft

  • 357111
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1240 ± 50 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) North flank (Redondo, Chufquén)
0920 BCE ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) SW caldera rim (Alpehué crater)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sollipulli.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sollipulli.

Photo Gallery

Ice-filled Sollipulli caldera forms a bullseye at the center of this NASA Space Shuttle image with north to the upper right. The tip of Lake Caburgua is at the left, and Laguna Aluminé at the lower right. The 4-km-wide caldera may have a non-explosive origin, but post-caldera eruptions formed a series of dacitic lava domes along the caldera rim, and the 1-km-wide Alpehué crater, which cuts the SW rim, was the source of a large plinian eruption 2900 years ago. The volcano was active as recently as about 700 years ago.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-40416, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The broad profile of the snow-covered Sollipulli massif lies on the horizon to the NE as seen from the upper slopes of Villarrica volcano. A 4-km-wide caldera with post-caldera lava domes on its rim lies on the eastern side of the Nevados de Sollipulli volcanic chain. The rounded hills in the middle distance are pyroclastic cones of the Caburgua-Huelemolle volcano group; lava flows from these cones dammed drainages, forming Laguna Caburgua, visible at the upper left.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
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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 de La Laja
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Laguna de La Laja

Title: Laguna de la Laja (Bio Bio)
Publisher: Servicio Nacional de Geologia & Mineria
Country: Chile
Year: 1983
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Laguna de la Laja (Bio Bio)

Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1978
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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