Tupungatito

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  • 33.425°S
  • 69.797°W

  • 5660 m
    18565 ft

  • 357010
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There are no activity reports for Tupungatito.



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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
1987 Nov 28 1987 Nov 30 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1986 Jan 20 1986 Jan 20 Confirmed 1 Historical Observations NW craters
1980 Jan 10 1980 Jan 11 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations SW crater
1968 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1964 Aug 3 1964 Sep 19 (in or after) Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1961 May 5 ± 4 days 1961 Aug (in or after) Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1960 Jul 15 ± 5 days Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1959 Oct 16 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1959 Mar 26 ± 5 days Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1958 Jan Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1946 1947 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1925 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1907 Feb 15 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1901 Apr Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1897 Jan 1897 Apr 12 (in or after) Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
1889 1890 Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1881 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1861 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
[ 1835 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
1829 Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations

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.

Casertano L, 1963a. Chilean Continent. Catalog of Active Volcanoes of the World and Solfatara Fields, Rome: IAVCEI, 15: 1-55.

Hildreth W, Moorbath S, 1988. Crustal contribution to arc magmatism in the Andes of central Chile. Contr Mineral Petr, 98: 455-489.

Moreno H, Naranjo J A, 1991. The southern Andes volcanoes (33°-41° 30' S), Chile. 6th Geol Cong Chile, Excur PC-3, 26 p.

Tupungatito volcano, the northernmost historically active volcano of the central Chilean Andes, is located along the Chile-Argentina border about 90 km E of Santiago and immediately SW of the Pleistocene Tupungato volcano. Tupungatito consists of a group of 12 Holocene andesitic and basaltic andesite craters and a pyroclastic cone at the NW end of the 4-km-wide, Pleistocene dacitic Nevado Sin Nombre caldera, which is filled by glaciers at its southern end and is breached to the NW. Lava flows from the northernmost vent have traveled down the NW flank breach. Tupungatito has produced frequent mild explosive eruptions during the 19th and 20th centuries.