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Nevados de Chillan


Nevados de Chillan is a group of stratovolcanoes located in the Andes of the Bio-Bio Region, Chile, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the region. It consists of three overlapping peaks, Cerro Blanco (Volcan Nevado) at the northwest and Volcan Viejo (Volcan Chillan) at the southeast, with Volcan Nuevo in the middle. Volcan Viejo was the main active vent during the 17th-19th centuries, and the new Volcan Nuevo lava dome complex formed between 1906 and 1945, eventually growing to exceed Viejo in height by the mid 1980s.

Image below: areal view of the Nevados de Chillan volcanic group. FLTR: Volcan Nevado, Volcan Nuevo, Volcan Chillan. The Volcan Arrau dome complex (19731986) can be seen as a sharp cone-shape in front of the Volcan Nevado.

See also

Geothermal power in Chile

List of volcanoes in Chile

Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program: http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1507-07=

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