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Lanin volcano

Actualizado: 6 oct. 2022 20:53 GMT -
estratovolcán 3747 m / 12,293 ft
Chile Central y Argentina (Sur America), -39.63°S / -71.5°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 21 dic 2021 (an ash plume recorded)

Lanín is a large, conical and active (but at present dormant) stratovolcano on the Chile-Argentina border, located approximately 45 km southeast of Villarrica volcano.
The volcano is mostly basaltic and andesitic in composition and many eruptions came from flank vents.
The most recent eruption took place about 2200 years ago and produced a small lava dome at the summit and a block lava flow to the north.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Lanin: 560 AD ± 150, 400 AD ± 150, 90 AD ± 300, 80 BC ± 200, 220 BC ± 200, 590 BC ± 200, 6340 BC ± 200, 9240 BC ± 500 years (radiocarbon dated)

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Background

The volcano lies at the eastern end of a transverse to the Andean chain NW-SE-trending group of volcanoes starting at Villarrica volcano in the NW.
The symmetrical cone of the 3737-m-high Lanín edifice rises 2500 m above its base. Shoulder areas on the upper flanks suggest that the cone has grown over a now buried caldera.
The volcano was formed in 4 eruptive stages dating back at least 200,000 years. The last 2 stages occurred in the past 10,000 years and the volcano has only dormant at present.
There are uncertain reports of activity after an earthquake in 1906, but these reports are likely to be false. A less than 10,000 years old tuff ring (Volcán Arenal) is located below the SW flank of Lanín in Argentina. A younger lava flow from Lanín extends south into Lago Paimún in Argentina.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
lun, 6 abr 2020, 06:53

Lanin volcano (Central Chile and Argentina): possible activity, first since Feb 2017

Lanin volcano covered by clouds yesterday (image: Sentinel 2)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Buenos Aires recorded an ash plume, which reached approx. 13,000 ft (4,000 m) altitude. ... Read all
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