Casablanca cone in the background. In the foreground Raihuen crater.
|Elevation||2,240 m (7,350 ft)|
|Volcanic arc/belt||South Volcanic Zone|
Casablanca (Spanish pronunciation: [kasaˈβlaŋka] ) is a holocene stratovolcano in the Andes of Los Lagos Region, Chile. It is located about 90 km east of the city of Osorno and host on its slopes the Antillanca ski resort. The complex erupted lavas with composition between basalt and andesite and has no recorded historical eruptions. Several scoria cones formed after the last ice age.
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