Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Arintica Volcano

Arintica is a stratovolcano lies in Arica and Parinacota Region, in norther Chile, on the border with Bolivia. It is situated north of the Salar de Surire. On the south and west flanks of Arintica volcano there are large active rock glaciers that have been misinterpreted in the past as lava flows. Arintica is part of a larger volcanic system with Cerro Puquintica to the east and Cerro Calajalata to the west. On its southern flanks, there are well developed moraines.