Llullaillaco Volcano, Chile/Argentina
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Llullaillaco is a stratovolcano at the border of Argentina and Chile. It lies on a high plateau close to the Atacama Desert. At an elevation of 6723 m ASL, it is the second highest active volcano in the world. About 150,000 years ago the volcano’s southeastern flank collapsed, producing a debris avalanche that traveled 25 kilometers. The youngest dated rocks are about 5600 years old; but there are local reports of activity from the 1800s. The perspective image looking east was acquired December 19, 2014 and is located at 24.7 degrees south, 68.5 degrees west.
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NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team