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  • 24.188°S
  • 68.054°W

  • 6233 m
    20444 ft

  • 355107
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1990 Apr 24 ] [ 1990 Apr 24 ] Uncertain 1  

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

de Silva S L, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Smithsonian Institution-GVN, 1990-. [Monthly event reports]. Bull Global Volc Network, v 15-33.

Cerros Pular on the NE and Pajonales on the SW form a 12-km-long volcanic ridge that is mostly pre-Holocene, but may show evidence for some Holocene activity. The chain lies NW of the Salar de Pular, about 15 km west of the Argentinian border. Andesitic lava flows from the chain, which lies NE of Socompa volcano, overlie dacitic lava domes. The extensive lava flows reach the lower flanks of the chain, and about 10 craters are present. A major satellite vent west of the ridge, also known as Cerro Pajonales, appears to be the youngest feature of the volcanic complex. An uncertain small explosive eruption was reported in 1990, but the vent location was not known.