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Lonquimay (volcano)

Lonquimay Volcano is a stratovolcano of late-Pleistocene to dominantly Holocene age, with the shape of a truncated cone. The cone is largely andesitic, though basaltic and dacitic rocks are present. It is located in the Araucania Region of Chile, immediately SE of Tolhuaca volcano. Sierra Nevada and Llaima are their neighbors to the south. The snow-capped volcano lies within the protected area Malalcahuello-Nalcas.

The volcano last erupted in 1988, the eruption ending in 1990. The VEI was 3. The eruption was from a flank vent and involved lava flows and explosive eruptions. There were fatalities.

See also

List of volcanoes in Chile

Volcanism in Chile

External links

The Lonquimay volcano

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