Lastarria (B-885, Antofagasta, Antofagasta Region, Chile)

View from top of deposit towards vulcano Lastarria (5670 m ASL)

Volcano: Lastarria (see Lastarria at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Lastarria is a stratovolcano on the Argentina/Chile border. The volcano contains 5 nested summit craters. The youngest part of the volcano is a lava dome overlapping the northern crater. There are no known historical eruptions, but the young morphology of some deposits suggest that Lastarria has been active during historical time. There is intense fumarolic activity on the rim and flanks of the northern summit crater and its NW flank, and sulfur flows have occurred by melting of extensive sulfur deposits in the summit region.

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Lastarria_2711201227/11/2012 Emanuela Bagnato Oct. 1, 2014

Bibliographic references for this site

Tamburello G. , T. H. Hansteen, S. Bredemeyer, A. Aiuppa,F. Tassi, 2014,Gas emissions from five volcanoes in northern Chile and implications for the volatile budget of the Central Volcanic Zone, Geophysical Research Letters, vol.41, pp. 1-9, DOI: 10.1002/2014GL060653

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