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Palena volcano

Updated: Oct 1, 2022 06:21 GMT -
cinder cones unknown
Southern Chile and Argentina (South America), -43.78°S / -72.47°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 16 Dec 2021 (unknown)

Palena volcano is a group of 5 cinder cones in southern Chile NE of Melimoyu volcano. The cones are aligned along a NNE trend and are of Holocene age, i.e. younger than 11,700 years. The middle cone is called Cerro Palena and lends its name to the whole group.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Palena volcano eruptions: unknown

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:19

Palena volcano (southern Chile): new eruption reported likely wildfire

The eruption OR wildfire plume near Palena volcano yesterday (photo: A Gillmore / Twitter)
A pilot reported a volcanic ash cloud from the Palena volcano last evening. A picture from Andres Gillmore on twitter shows what in fact looks similar to an eruption plume, and that would mean that after Chaiten in 2008, a second volcano with no known historic eruptions has become active. Read all
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 06:00

Palena Volcanic Group volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 December-24 December 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

Based on a pilot observation and analyses of satellite images, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that activity at the Palena Volcanic Group began around 1530 on 22 December. Satellite images showed an ash plume drifting SE which dissipated quickly, and diffuse ash, gas, and steam near the source. [Correction: the plume observed in satellite imagery originated from a forest fire and not from an eruption.]. ... Read all
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