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  • 41.755°S
  • 72.396°W

  • 2187 m
    7173 ft

  • 358022
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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
1090 ± 60 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) SE flank, Ya2 tephra

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.

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.).

Watt S F L, Pyle D M, Naranjo J A, Mather T A, 2009. Landslide and tsunami hazard at Yate volcano, Chile as an example of edifice destruction on strike-slip fault zones. Bull Volc, 71: 559-574.

Watt S F L, Pyle D M, Naranjo J A, Rosqvist G, Mella M, Mather T A, Moreno H, 2011. Holocene tephrochronology of the Hualaihue region (Andean souther volcanic zone, ~42 deg S), southern Chile. Quat Internatl, 246: 324-343.

Yate volcano is a late-Pleistocene, glacially dissected basaltic-andesite stratovolcano with Holocene parasitic vents. One of these flank vents is labeled Volcán Yate on the Volcán Hornopirén 1:50,000 quadrangle map. This isolated volcano, located NNE of Volcán Hornopirén, south of the Relancaví strait, shows evidence of Holocene eruptions. The elongated volcano contains six eruptive centers localized along a NW-trending fissure about 7.5 km long. The most recent activity originated from basaltic-andesite pyroclastic cones on the NW and western flanks. No historical eruptions are known from Volcán Yate, although the fresh morphology of its satellitic cones suggests an historical age (González-Ferrán, 1995). A non-eruptive volcanic landslide in 1965 produced a debris flow that reached Lake Cabrera, causing a tsunami that destroyed a settlement and caused 27 fatalities.