Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Maipo
Maipo volcano, seen here from the west, partially fills the Pleistocene Diamante caldera. The floor of the large 15 x 20 km caldera, which formed about 0.45 million years ago during an eruption that produced a 450 cu km ignimbrite, is visible below Maipo. The 5264-m-high basaltic-andesite stratovolcano has a relatively simple structure, but has a flank rhyodacitic lava-dome complex and pyroclastic cones on its eastern flank. Lava flows from these cones extend into Laguna Diamante on the eastern side of the caldera. Photo by Wolfgang Foerster, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
Volcano Number:357021
Volcano Name:Maipo
Country:Chile-Argentina
Volcano Type:Caldera
Last Eruption:1912
Elevation:5323m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:3916
Pop. within 10km:3916
Pop. within 30km:8221
Pop. within 100km:1684481
Latitude:-34.164
Longitude:-69.832



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
357021 Maipo 11900 Uncertain Eruption 1788
357021 Maipo 11901 Uncertain Eruption 1822
357021 Maipo 11902 Confirmed Eruption 2 East flank (Riso Patrón) Historical Observations 1826/3/1
357021 Maipo 11903 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1829/9/26
357021 Maipo 11904 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1831/2/16
357021 Maipo 11905 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1833
357021 Maipo 11906 Uncertain Eruption 1835
357021 Maipo 11907 Uncertain Eruption 1837
357021 Maipo 11908 Uncertain Eruption 2 1869/8/24
357021 Maipo 11909 Uncertain Eruption 1881
357021 Maipo 11911 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1905/10/28 1905/10/30
357021 Maipo 11912 Uncertain Eruption 2 1908
357021 Maipo 11913 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1912
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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