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Volcanoes in the South Volcanic Zone of the Andes, Chile and Argentina

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May 25th, 2011 Category: Mountains, Volcanoes

Argentina and Chile - May 1st, 2011

This image focuses on the Southern Andes, the section of the Andes Mountains along the border of Argentina (right) and Chile (left). Many volcanoes can be observed in this area thanks to the white snow at their summits.

The South Volcanic Zone extends roughly from Central Chile’s Andes at the latitude of Santiago to Cerro Arenales in Aysén Region , a distance of well over 870 mi (1,400 km). The arc has formed due to subduction of the Nazca Plate under the South American Plate along the Peru-Chile Trench.

 

 

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