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Acotango
Elevation: 6,052 metres (19,855 feet)
Location: Bolivia-Chile
Range: Andes
Coordinates: 18° 22′ 0″ S 69° 3′ 0″ W
Type: Stratovolcano
Age of rock:
Last eruption: Unknown

Acotango is the middle and highest of a group of stratovolcanos straddling the border of Bolivia and Chile. The group is known as Nevadoes de Quimsachata and also contains the peaks of Humarata and Cerro Capurata. The group lies along a north-south alignment. The volcano is heavily eroded, but a lava flow on its northern flank is morphologically young, suggesting Acotango has been active in the Holocene. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The most general definition of mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... The geologic time scale is used by geologists and other scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred during the history of the Earth. ... This article is about volcanoes. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... Nevadoes de Quimsachata is a complex of volcanoes on a north-south alignment that straddles the border between Bolivia and Chile. ... The Holocene Epoch is a geologic period that extends from the present back about 10,000 radiocarbon years. ...


Sources

  • Siebert L, Simkin T (2002-). Volcanoes of the World: an Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and their Eruptions. Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3, (http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/)

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Acotango is a volcano located on the border between Bolivia and Chile.
Together with its two brothers Maria Capunata and Guallatire (the only smoking volcano in the area) are know as Quimsa Chatas (meaning the triplets).
The climb of Acotango can be the ultimate trekking peak experience.
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