Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Taapaca
The Taapaca volcanic complex rises to the NE above the town of Putre, just out of view to the left. The elongated volcanic massif consists of an initial andesitic stratovolcano and a long-term dacitic lava-dome complex. The 5860-m-high dome complex on the right horizon is part of the Holocene Putre unit, formed during the latest eruptive stage. The left-hand dome is part of the late-Pleistocene Socapave unit. A pyroclastic apron from Taapaca, including a late-Pleistocene debris-avalanche deposit, forms the foreground. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:355011
Volcano Name:Taapaca
Country:Chile
Volcano Type:Complex
Last Eruption:320 BCE
Elevation:5860m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:3
Pop. within 10km:87
Pop. within 30km:1994
Pop. within 100km:505369
Latitude:-18.1
Longitude:-69.5



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
355011 Taapaca 11802 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -7900
355011 Taapaca 11803 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -5490
355011 Taapaca 11804 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4620
355011 Taapaca 11805 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2950
355011 Taapaca 11806 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2400
355011 Taapaca 11807 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1860
355011 Taapaca 11808 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1580
355011 Taapaca 11809 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -320
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