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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 340 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.874°S
  • 72.431°W

  • 1572 m
    5157 ft

  • 358023
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1835 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
0340 ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) HoSc tephra
3720 BCE ± 175 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected) Ho1 tephra
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Hornopirén.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Hornopirén.

Photo Gallery

The small rounded brownish volcano at the center of this NASA International Space Station image (with north to the left) is Hornopirén. It is located SSW of Yate volcano, the glacier-capped peak at the upper left. The 1572-m-high mostly forested volcano lies along a graben defined by the major regional Liquiñe-Ofqui fault zone, north of the Hornopirén strait (lower right) and immediately south of Lago Cabrera. Prominent lava flows descend beyond the SW base of the volcano nearly to the coast.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-42995, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Symmetrical forested Volcán Hornopirén is seen from the SW from a ferry approaching the town of the same name at the head of a fjord at the NE end of the Gulf of Ancud. The 1572-m-high volcano, whose name means "snow oven," lies along a graben defined by the major regional Liquiñe-Ofqui fault zone. The volcano was said to be in eruption in 1835, although no details are known. Glacier-capped Yate volcano appears in the background to the left of Hornopirén.

Photo by Jon Major, 2011 (USGS, Cascades Volcano Observatory).
The sparsely vegetated pyroclastic cone at the lower right with a strip of snow on its crater rim is Volcán Apagado, also known as Hualiaque. Seen in an aerial view from the NW with the rugged snow-capped Chilean Andes in the background, it lies in the center of the peninsula between the Gulf of Ancud and the Reloncaví estuary. The pyroclastic cone lies within a 6-km-wide depression breached to the SW. The broad symmetrical Hornopirén volcano, capped by snow fields, lies to the east of Apagado at the left center.

Photo by Gerald Prins, 2008 (Wikimedia Commons).
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: Osorno
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Osorno

Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1983
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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