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Mentolat volcano

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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Mentolat volcano eruptions: 1710 ± 5, 5010 BC ± 50 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 5 Dec
Wed, 5 Dec 18:44 UTCM 2.6 / 3.3 km7 km40 km al O de Puerto Cisnes
Thu, 29 Nov
Thu, 29 Nov 15:48 UTCM 2.8 / 11 km11 km42 km al O de Puerto Cisnes
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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