Parinacota Volcano, Putre

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Parinacota, Parina Quta or Parinaquta is a dormant stratovolcano on the border of Chile and Bolivia. Together with Pomerape it forms the Nevados de Payachata volcanic chain. Part of the Central Volcanic Zone of the Andes, its summit reaches an elevation of above sea level. The symmetrical cone is capped off by a summit crater with widths of or. Farther down on the southern slopes lie three parasitic centres known as the Ajata cones. These cones have generated lava flows. The volcano overlies a platform formed by lava domes and andesitic lava flows.The volcano started growing during the Pleistocene and formed a large cone. At some point between the Pleistocene and the Holocene, the western flank of the volcano collapsed, generating a giant landslide that spread west and formed a large, hummocky landslide deposit. The avalanche crossed and dammed a previously existing drainage, impounding or enlarging Lake Chungará; numerous other lakes now forming the headwaters of the Rio Lauca sprung up within the deposit. Volcanic activity rebuilt the cone after the collapse, cancelling out the collapse scar.
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  • The view is impressive, these images that cannot reporducirse photos and can only keep them faithfully in the retina.
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  • see the evaluation in putre, eh unbelievable the beauty, calm, cold noon and the sensations offered
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  • This within the captive of Putre... of great beauty scenic... Although you can climb from Arica by the day, the puna prevents to enjoy it in full... It is recommended to Acclimate by staying in Putre before you get to the Park... the road is in fair condition (there are arrangements with banderero)...
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