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Olot Field volcano

stratovolcano, cinder cones 893 m
Spain, Europe, 42.14°N / 2.54°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Olot Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Olot Field volcano eruptions: probably 11500 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 11 Aug
Fri, 11 Aug 13:36 UTCM 2.1 / 8 km33 kmW SANTA COLOMA DE FARNERS.GI
Fri, 11 Aug 00:11 UTCM 2.3 / 11 km35 kmN SETCASES.GI
Thu, 10 Aug
Thu, 10 Aug 01:32 UTCM 1.635 kmNE SETCASES.GI
Wed, 9 Aug
Wed, 9 Aug 21:12 UTCM 1.736 kmN SETCASES.GI
Mon, 7 Aug
Mon, 7 Aug 14:18 UTCM 1.5 / 11 km36 kmN SETCASES.GI
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The Quaternary Olot (Garrotxa) volcanic field occupies the NE corner of Spain south of the Pyrenees Mountains about 90 km NNE of Barcelona.

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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