Copiapó

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.3°S
  • 69.13°W

  • 6052 m
    19851 ft

  • 355140
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Copiapó. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.

Gardeweg M C, 1993. . (pers. comm.).

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..

Moreno H, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Von Wolff F, 1929. Der Volcanismus II Band: Spezieller Teil 1 Teil Die Neue Welt (Pazifische Erdhalfte) der Pazifische Ozean und Seine Randgebiete. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 828 p.

Volcán Copiapó in Atacama province SW of Nevados Ojos del Salado volcano is a dominantly Miocene-Pliocene stratovolcano. Eight andesitic pyroclastic cones are located primarily on the SE flank of the 6052-m-high volcano. The most recent cone, Volcán San Román, lies 7 km north of Copiapó and was considered to be of probable Pleistocene age, related to late-stage reactivation of Pleistocene-Holocene fissures cutting the Ojos del Salado region (González-Ferrán, 1995). The dacitic-to-andesitic Copiapó volcano was reported by Von Wolff (1929) to display solfataric activity.