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|Subregion Name:||Northern Chile|
|Last Known Eruption:||Unknown|
|Summit Elevation:||5778 m||18,956 feet|
|Volcán Chiliques is a structurally simple stratovolcano located immediately south of Laguna Lejía. The 5778-m-high summit contains a 500-m-wide crater. Several youthful lava flows, some of which are considered to be of possible Holocene age (de Silva, 2007 pers. comm.), descend its flanks. The largest of these extends 5 km to the NW. Older lava flows reach up to 10 km from the summit on the north flank. This volcano had previously been considered to be dormant; however, in 2002 a NASA nighttime thermal infrared satellite image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) showed low-level hot spots in the summit crater and upper flanks.|