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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1835 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 42.799°S
  • 72.445°W

  • 2452 m
    8045 ft

  • 358040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Michinmahuida.

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

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

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 10 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1915 ± 25 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1835 Feb 20 1835 Mar 15 ± 5 days Confirmed 0 Historical Observations
1834 Nov 25 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1775 ± 40 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1742 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1650 ± 50 years ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1550 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (corrected)
0700 ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
5500 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (corrected) Mic1 tephra
8400 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 6 Radiocarbon (corrected) Amarillo Ignimbrite
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Michinmahuida.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Michinmahuida.

Photo Gallery

Glacier-covered Volcán Minchinmávida is elongated along a NE-SW direction. The volcano has a mostly obscured 3-km-wide caldera, and a youthful eruptive center is located on the ENE side of the complex. An eruption from Minchinmávida was reported in 1742. Darwin observed the volcano in activity in 1834 on his renowned voyage that took him to the Galápagos Islands.

NASA Space Station image ISS006-E-42260, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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

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