Taapaca is a volcanic complex in northern Chile's Arica y Parinacota
Region. It is part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, one of
four distinct volcanic chains in South America. The town of Putre lies
at the southwestern foot of the volcano. Like other volcanoes of the
Central Volcanic Zone, Taapaca formed from the subduction of the Nazca
Plate beneath the South America Plate. It lies on the western margin of
the Altiplano high plateau, on top of older volcanic and sedimentary
units. Taapaca reaches a height of 5,860 metres (19,230 ft) above sea
level. It is usually covered by snow but does not feature glaciers. It
consists primarily of many overlapping lava domes that formed during
several stages of eruptions, starting during the Pliocene. The
emplacement of lava domes was often followed by their collapse and
block-and-ash avalanches. The most recent eruption is dated to 320 BCE.
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