Earth's Extremes - Volcanoes in Chile - #Part 4

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Nevados de Chillán
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevados_de_Chillán

Tolhuaca (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tolhuaca_(volcano)

Sierra Nevada (stratovolcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Nevada_(stratovolcano)

Lonquimay (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonquimay_(volcano)

Llaima
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llaima

Sollipulli
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sollipulli

Caburgua-Huelemolle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caburgua-Huelemolle

Villarrica (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villarrica_(volcano)

Quetrupillán
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetrupillán

Lanín
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanín

Mocho-Choshuenco
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocho-Choshuenco

Carrán-Los Venados
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrán-Los_Venados

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyehue-Cordón_Caulle

Antillanca Group
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antillanca_Group

Puntiagudo-Cordón Cenizos
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puntiagudo-Cordón_Cenizos

Osorno (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osorno_(volcano)

Calbuco (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calbuco_(volcano)

Yate (volcano)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yate_(volcano)

Hornopirén
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornopirén

Apagado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apagado

Huequi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huequi

Michinmahuida
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michinmahuida

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_volcanoes_in_Chile

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A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary mass object, such as the Earth, which allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.

Earth's volcanoes occur because the planet's crust is broken into 17 major, rigid tectonic plates that float on a hotter, softer layer in the Earth's mantle. Therefore, on Earth, volcanoes are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. For example, a mid-oceanic ridge, such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has volcanoes caused by divergent tectonic plates pulling apart; the Pacific Ring of Fire has volcanoes caused by convergent tectonic plates coming together. Volcanoes can also form where there is stretching and thinning of the crust's interior plates, e.g., in the East African Rift and the Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field and Rio Grande Rift in North America. This type of volcanism falls under the umbrella of "plate hypothesis" volcanism. Volcanism away from plate boundaries has also been explained as mantle plumes. These so-called "hotspots", for example Hawaii, are postulated to arise from upwelling diapirs with magma from the core–mantle boundary, 3,000 km deep in the Earth. Volcanoes are usually not created where two tectonic plates slide past one another.

Erupting volcanoes can pose many hazards, not only in the immediate vicinity of the eruption. One such hazard is that volcanic ash can be a threat to aircraft, in particular those with jet engines where ash particles can be melted by the high operating temperature; the melted particles then adhere to the turbine blades and alter their shape, disrupting the operation of the turbine. Large eruptions can affect temperature as ash and droplets of sulfuric acid obscure the sun and cool the Earth's lower atmosphere (or troposphere); however, they also absorb heat radiated up from the Earth, thereby warming the upper atmosphere (or stratosphere). Historically, so-called volcanic winters have caused catastrophic famines.

At the mid-oceanic ridges, two tectonic plates diverge from one another as new oceanic crust is formed by the cooling and solidifying of hot molten rock. Because the crust is very thin at these ridges due to the pull of the tectonic plates, the release of pressure leads to adiabatic expansion and the partial melting of the mantle, causing volcanism and creating new oceanic crust. Most divergent plate boundaries are at the bottom of the oceans; therefore, most volcanic activity is submarine, forming new seafloor. Black smokers (also known as deep sea vents) are an example of this kind of volcanic activity. Where the mid-oceanic
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