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Río Murta

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 46.17°S
  • 72.708°W

  • 681 m
    2234 ft

  • 358058
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Río Murta.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Río Murta.

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Río Murta.

Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Río Murta.

Photo Gallery

The valley cutting diagonally across the center of this NASA Landsat image (with north to the top) is a tributary of the Río Murta (left) that is partly floored by basaltic lava flows. The Río Ibáñez cuts across the top of the image. The flows were emplaced, partly subglacially, in valleys carved by glaciers in granitic rocks of the North Patagonian Batholith in the southern Andes. The columnar-jointed lava flows of Pleistocene to perhaps Holocene age include pillow lavas, lava tubes, and subglacial and sublacustral deposits.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.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: Peninsula de Taitao & Puerto Aisen
Publisher: Servicio Nacional de Geologia & Mineria
Country: Chile
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Peninsula de Taitao & Puerto Aisen

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

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