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PN Lauca | Lago Chungará and Volcán Parinacota
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Lago Chungará (4520 m a.s.l.) is impounded by the deposit of a 6 km³ rock/debris avalanche originating from a volcanically induced collapse of the slopes of the now dormant Volcán Parinacota (6348 m, reflecting in the lake) approx. 8000 years ago.

Created
Friday 22 September 2006 by Martin Mergili (2304 visits)
Region
South America / Chile