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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). This dacitic-to-andesitic volcano was reported by Von Wolff (1929) to display solfataric activity.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Copiapo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Copiapo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.
|Azufre, Cerro de | Lastarria|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|San Román, Volcán||Pyroclastic cone||4978 m||27° 15' 0" S||69° 10' 0" W|
|Volcán Copiapó in Atacama province is seen here from the north, with satellitic cones on its flanks. The San Román eruptive center of probable Pleistocene age can be seen at the base of the volcano at the left-center. Although the volcano was reported to have displayed solfataric activity, Holocene eruptive activity from Copiapó is uncertain.
Photo by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.
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.