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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|
|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|
|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|
|[ 1881 ]||[ Unknown ]||Uncertain|
|[ 1835 ]||[ Unknown ]||Uncertain||2|
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.