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Carrán-Los Venados volcano

cinder cones 1114 m / 3,655 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -40.35°S / -72.07°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Carrán-Los Venados volcano eruptions: 1979, 1955, 1907
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 6 Mar
Mon, 6 Mar 02:56 UTCM 4.8 / 133 km15 kmS. Chile-Argentina Border Region
Carrán-Los Venados volcano in central Chile is a group of about 50 basaltic to basaltic-andesite scoria cones, maars, and a small stratovolcano. The volcanic group is broadly aligned on a 17 km long ENE-WSW trending line ESE of Lago Ranco.
The volcano erupted 3 times in the 20th century, forming the Mirador scoria cone and two maars, Riñinahue and Carrán. These historical eruptions were at the intersection of the Liquine-Ofqui fault zone with the ENE-WSW alignment of volcanic centers.


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