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Snow-Capped Villarrica and Llaima Volcanoes, Chile

39.4S 71.9W

June 7th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Argentina and Chile - May 23rd, 2011

The Andes Mountains, separating Chile (left) and Argentina (right), run down the center of this image. Several volcanic peaks appear as snow-covered domes in the lower half of this image.

Using Lake Villarrica, the large, oval lake on the Chilean side, as a reference point, one can identify the Llaima Volcano to the northeast and the Villarrica Volcano to the southeast.

The Llaima Volcano is one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Chile. It is situated 82 km northeast of Temuco and 663 km southeast of Santiago, within the borders of ConguillĂ­o National Park.

Snow-covered Villarrica, one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, rises above the lake and town of the same name. Villarrica, with its lava of basaltic-andesitic composition, is one of only five volcanoes worldwide known to have an active lava lake within its crater.

 

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