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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 27.196°S
  • 68.561°W

  • 6658 m
    21838 ft

  • 355220
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Tipas. 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, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

This massive volcanic complex is the world's third highest active volcano, but remains largely unknown. Cerro Tipas (also known as Walter Penk or Cazadero), is located immediately SSW of its better known neighbor, 6879-m-high Nevados Ojos del Salado, Earth's highest volcano. The 6658-m-high summit of Tipas lies within Argentina, immediately south of the Chilean border. This volcanic complex of craters, cones, lava domes and lava flows covers an area of 25 sq km. It displays a youthful morphology, and its latest eruptions were considered by de Silva and Francis (1991) to be of Holocene age.