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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 255 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.496°S
  • 71.722°W

  • 2360 m
    7743 ft

  • 357121
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Quetrupillán.

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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 5 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1872 Jun 6 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
0255 ± 48 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Quet5
0035 ± 35 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Puesco Pumice
10658 BCE ± 29 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Quet3
11345 BCE ± 932 years Unknown Confirmed 3 Radiocarbon (corrected) Quet2
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Quetrupillán.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Quetrupillán.

Photo Gallery

Quetrupillan stratovolcano is seen in this NASA International Space Station image with north to the upper right. The volcano was constructed within a large 7 x 10 km wide caldera. The 2360-m-high Quetrupillan volcano has produced more silicic lavas than its more prominent neighbors Villarrica and Lanín. Clusters of monogenetic vents, including lava domes and pyroclastic cones, are found on the southern side of the volcano.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-40424, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
Quetrupillan stratovolcano (left) lies at the center of a group of three volcanoes trending transverse to the Andean chain. It is seen here from the summit of Villarrica volcano (at the western end of the chain), with conical Lanín volcano at the eastern end in the background. The 2360-m-high Quetrupillan volcano was constructed within a large 7 x 10 km wide caldera; a smaller caldera truncates the summit. Some of the most recent activity produced pyroclastic cones along the right-hand flank, near the SW margin of the older caldera.

Photo by Judy Harden, 2004 (University of South Florida).
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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: Pucon
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Pucon

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 Quetrupillán in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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