Lascar (Antofagasta Region, Chile)

Lascar volcano in the light of the setting sun

Volcano: Lascar (see Lascar at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Volcanic Plume
Description: Láscar volcano in northern Chile is the most active of the northern Chilean Andes. Lascar is an andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano with 3 overlapping summit craters. Lascar has had a number of small to moderate explosive eruptions in historic times, as well as a few larger eruptions that caused ashfall hundreds of kilometers away.

Point of contact for this site:
Franco Tassi, (Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Lascar_071220127/12/2012 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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