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Laguna Blanca volcano

volcanic field 1700 m / 5,577 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -39.02°S / -70.37°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Laguna Blanca volcano eruptions: unknown No recent earthquakes
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Laguna Bianca is a group of cinder cones and lava flows SW of the town of Zapala. A perfectly shaped and youthful-looking cinder cone on the northern shore of Laguna Blanca is the most prominent feature.
Laguna Blanca National Park is famous for its aquatic bird fauna, including black-necked swans and flamingos.

Background:

The volcanic field lies at the southern end of the Loncopue graben. The basaltic to trachyandesitic cinder cones and small shield volcanoes are considered to be less than 10,000 years old, although no radiometric ages are available.


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