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Olot Field volcano

Updated: Dec 1, 2022 07:03 GMT -
stratovolcano, cinder cones 893 m
Spain, 42.14°N / 2.54°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Quaternary Olot (Garrotxa) volcanic field occupies the NE corner of Spain south of the Pyrenees Mountains about 90 km NNE of Barcelona.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Olot Field volcano eruptions: probably 11500 years ago

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2022 10:11 am (GMT +1) (Nov 30, 2022 09:11 GMT)
1.3
37 km (23 mi)
Spain: Near Saint-Cyprien (quarry Blast)
Saturday, November 26, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Nov 26, 2022 07:55 GMT
1.8

3 km
33 km (21 mi)
27 km northwest of Olot, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Nov 26, 2022 8:55 am (GMT +1) (Nov 26, 2022 07:55 GMT)
1.4

12 km
31 km (19 mi)
Spain: E SETCASES.GI
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 22, 2022 11:11 am (GMT +1) (Nov 22, 2022 10:11 GMT)
2.1

5 km
40 km (25 mi)
16 km north of Ripoll, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Friday, November 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 18, 2022 11:20 am (GMT +1) (Nov 18, 2022 10:20 GMT)
1.7
43 km (27 mi)
Spain: Near Saint-Cyprien (quarry Blast)

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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