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    What is really interesting is the past history of this particular volcano in regards to eruptions. Villarica erupted in 1964 and soon after was one of the biggest earthquakes ever recorded in Alaska.

    Alaskan Earthquake 1964
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1964_Alaska_earthquake

    Villarica erupted in 1971 and soon after was the San Fernando earthquake.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_Sa...ndo_earthquake

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    This volcano erupts often, so probably no earthquake, imo. This time there are some really cool pics and videos.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...tion-in-chile/

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    Villarrica, with its lava of basaltic-andesitic composition, is one of a small number worldwide known to have an active (but in this case intermittent) lava lake within its crater. The volcano usually generates strombolian eruptions with ejection of incandescent pyroclasts and lava flows. Rainfall plus melted snow and glacier ice can cause massive lahars (mud and debris flows), such as during the eruptions of 1964 and 1971.

    Villarica's symmetrical profile stands in the Chilean Central Valley as the westernmost of an alignment of three large stratovolcanoes. The alignment is attributed to the existence of an old fracture in the crust, the North West-South East trending Gastre Fault Zone, the other volcanoes in the chain, Quetrupillán and Lanín, are far less active. The alignment is unusual as it crosses the N-S running Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault, along which several active volcanoes are aligned. It covers an area of 400 km2 and has an estimated volume 250 km3.[2]


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    Bet we can keep warm there
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