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Mentolat volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 06:38 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 1660 m / 5,446 ft
Southern Chile and Argentina (South America), -44.7°S / -73.08°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Volcán Mentolat is an active stratovolcano southern Chile located in the central part of Magdalena Island across the Puyuhuapi strait from Puerto Cisnes. The volcano has an ice-filled, 6 km wide caldera.
The most recent eruption at Mentolat volcano was around the year 1710. It may have produced a prominent young andesitic lava flow on the western slope of the volcano.
An explosive eruption about 7000 years ago produced a wide-spread pumice and scoria layer that extends to the SE.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Mentolat volcano eruptions: 1710 ± 5, 5010 BC ± 50 years
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes



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