Corcovado

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  • 43.18°S
  • 72.8°W

  • 2300 m
    7544 ft

  • 358050
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There are no activity reports for Corcovado.



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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
[ 1835 Nov 11 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
[ 1834 Nov ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 2  
4920 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) COR3 tephra
6030 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) COR2 tephra
6640 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology COR1 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.

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

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

Moreno H, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Little is known of this isolated volcano that was seen in eruption by Darwin. Corcovado, probably of late-Pleistocene age, is eroded by glaciers and surrounded by Holocene cinder cones. A series of lakes flank the eastern side of the basaltic to basaltic-andesite volcano. Eruptions in historical time were considered likely from these postglacial volcanoes (Moreno 1985, pers. comm.). Darwin observed activity from the Corcovado area in 1834, and an eruption was reported to have occurred in November 1835.