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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tipas.
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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.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Tipas. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Tipas 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.
|Walter Penk, Cerro | Cazadero|
The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Tipas.
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, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.