Volcanoes of Chile - John Seach


Chile contains a large number of volcanoes but they are not as active as the volcanoes in the western Pacific. This is due to the shallow subduction of the tectonic plates which cuts off magma supply to the surface. Chile contains the world's highest active volcanoes.

A large eruption occurred at Chaitén volcano in southern Chile on 2nd May 2008.

North Chile

Central Chile

Southern Chile

Chilean Islands