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Palomo volcano

estratovolcán 4860 m / 15,945 ft
Centro de Chile y Argentina, América del sur, -34.61°S / -70.3°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Erupciones del volcán Palomo: less than 10,000 years ago
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Sat, 16 Nov 17:17 UTCM 3.5 / 117 km9 km46 km al N de Termas del Flaco (Chile)
Palomo is a small stratovolcano in central Chile, 130 km south of Santiago, and west of the massive Caldera del Atuel. The summit is largely ice-covered. Its young morphology suggests that its last eruptions are relatively recent, perhaps prehispanic, but there has not been any known historic activity.

Background:

The volcano is partially eroded by glaciers. A NE-flank cone, Andres, is postglacial in age and has produced andesitic lava flows. Palomo lies and was constructed within double calderas 3 and 5 km in diameter. The largely ice-covered Palomo has erupted basaltic-andesite to dacitic lava flows; a double crater indicates migration of activity to the NE.


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