Monte Burney

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  • 52.33°S
  • 73.4°W

  • 1758 m
    5766 ft

  • 358070
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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
1910 Mar Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations
0090 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0800 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
2320 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (corrected) MB2 tephra
3740 BCE ± 10 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
7390 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology
7450 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed 5 Radiocarbon (corrected) MB1 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.

Kilian R, Hohner M, Biester H, Wallrabe-Adams H J, Stern C R, 2003. Holocene peat and lake sediment tephra record from the southernmost Chilean Andes (53-55° S). Rev Geol Chile, 30: 23-37.

Stern C R, 2008. Holocene tephrochronology record of large explosive eruptions in the southernmost Patagonian Andes. Bull Volc, 70: 435-454.

Stern C R, 1990. Tephrochronology of southernmost Patagonia. Natl Geog Res, 6: 110-126.

Monte Burney, a large volcano in the Patagonian region of Chile, is the southernmost of a chain of stratovolcanoes of the Australandean arc. The 1758-m-high, ice-covered volcano lies about 200 km NW of the town of Punta Arenas. Monte Burney was constructed on the western rim of a 6-km-wide caldera, which is partially filled with and surrounded by an unglaciated pyroclastic-flow deposit. Flank vents produced andesitic-dacitic lava flows and pyroclastic material. Collapse of the edifice produced a major debris avalanche that traveled to the SSW. Two large plinian eruptions have been documented from Monte Burney during the Holocene. The only known historical eruption of Monte Burney took place in 1910.