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Melimoyu

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • 200 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 44.08°S
  • 72.88°W

  • 2400 m
    7874 ft

  • 358052
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number
Most Recent Weekly Report: 9 June-15 June 2010 Citation IconCite this Report

ODVAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported on 8 June that the Alert Level for Melimoyu was raised to Green Level 2 due to increased seismicity during May, specifically starting with nine long-period earthquakes on 27 May. The next day six long-period earthquakes preceded two separate seismic swarms. The first swarm was located 2-12 km beneath the summit. Earthquakes in the second swarm were located 7-14 km S of the summit at depths no greater than 15 km. All earthquakes were M 2.5 or less.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN)

Weekly Reports - Index


2010: June


9 June-15 June 2010 Citation IconCite this Report

ODVAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported on 8 June that the Alert Level for Melimoyu was raised to Green Level 2 due to increased seismicity during May, specifically starting with nine long-period earthquakes on 27 May. The next day six long-period earthquakes preceded two separate seismic swarms. The first swarm was located 2-12 km beneath the summit. Earthquakes in the second swarm were located 7-14 km S of the summit at depths no greater than 15 km. All earthquakes were M 2.5 or less.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN)


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

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 2 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0200 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) MEL2 tephra
0820 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) MEL1 tephra
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Melimoyu.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Melimoyu.

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

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