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|Subregion Name:||Southern Chile|
|Last Known Eruption:||200 AD ± 75 years|
|Summit Elevation:||2400 m||7,874 feet|
|Melimoyu is a stratovolcano with an 8-km-wide, largely buried caldera located about 40 km NW of the town of Puyuhuapi. The ice-filled caldera is drained by a glacier through a notch in the NE caldera rim. The basaltic-andesite volcano is elongated 10 km in an E-W direction and has several cinder cones. A 1-km-wide crater is located at the summit of the volcano. Two late-Holocene tephra layers have been documented from Melimoyu.|