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Encyclopedia > Maipo (volcano)
Elevation: 5,264 metres (17,270 feet)
Location: Argentina-Chile
Range: Andes
Coordinates: 34°09′39.6″S, 69°49′58.8″W
Type: Stratovolcano
Age of rock:
Last eruption: 1908

Maipo is a stratovolcano at the border of Argentina and Chile. 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 a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Computer generated image of the Andes, made from a digital elevation model with a resolution of 30 arcseconds The Andes is a vast mountain range forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. ... 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 is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... A stratovolcano is a tall, conical mountain (volcano) composed of both hardened lava and volcanic ash. ... // 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. ... Eruption redirects here. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A stratovolcano is a tall, conical mountain (volcano) composed of both hardened lava and volcanic ash. ...


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

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Maipo Volcano & Laguna del Diamante (329 words)
The volcano was first climbed by the mountaineers Konrads, Brandt, Pelzold, Kramer y Bergner.
Maipo is isolated in the middle of a basaltic plateau some 3,300 mts/10,800 ft over sea level, an enormous crater of about 18 km/11 miles of diameter that some suppose to be a volcanic cauldron, while others believe it to have been originated from a glacier.
This basin is crossed away in many directions by remnants of solidified lava, silent witnesses of elderly eruptions of the Maipo.
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