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Olot Field volcano

estratovolcán, conos de ceniza 893 m
España, 42.14°N / 2.54°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Olot Field: probably 11500 years ago
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Mon, 15 Jul 2019
Mon, 15 Jul 19:03 UTCM 2.2 / 19 km26 kmSPAIN - 6km de Granollers
Fri, 12 Jul 2019
Fri, 12 Jul 11:05 UTCM 1.713 kmPYRENEES - 17km de Girona (quarry blast) (Spain)
Thu, 11 Jul 2019
Thu, 11 Jul 14:16 UTCM 1.69 kmPYRENEES - 32km de Figueres (quarry blast) (Spain)
The Quaternary Olot (Garrotxa) volcanic field occupies the NE corner of Spain south of the Pyrenees Mountains about 90 km NNE of Barcelona.

Background:

The Olot volcanic field consists of a large number of strombolian pyroclastic cones and associated alkali basaltic lava flows and is part of the NE Volcanic Province, which includes the Ampurdán and Selva areas to the SE. The pyroclastic cones are preferentially located at the intersection of E-W and NW-SE faults that cut sedimentary and metamorphic basement rocks. The latest dated eruption is a lava flow whose age was determined by thermoluminescence at 11,500 +/- 1100 years before present. More recent eruptions are possible but not confirmed (Mallarach 1993, pers. comm.). Source: Smithsonian GVP


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