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Sierra Nevada

Photo of this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 38.58°S
  • 71.58°W

  • 2554 m
    8379 ft

  • 357808
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sierra Nevada.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Sierra Nevada.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Sierra Nevada.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Sierra Nevada.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Sierra Nevada. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Sierra Nevada 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 Sierra Nevada.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sierra Nevada.

Photo Gallery

The glaciated Sierra Nevada volcano (center) is an andesitic to basaltic stratovolcano that lies about 15 km NE of Llaima volcano (far left). A snow-capped 7-km-long, E-W zone of fissure vents is visible above and to the left of Sierra Nevada near Laguna Conquillio, whose shores are partially constrained by lava flows from the two volcanoes. The age of Sierra Nevada has been considered to be late-Pleistocene or late-Pleistocene to Holocene.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS006-E-40420, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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 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 Sierra Nevada in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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