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The eruption OR wildfire plume near Palena volcano yesterday (photo: A Gillmore / Twitter)
Monday, Dec 23, 2013
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. ... [more]
 

Palena volcano

cinder cones unknown
Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -43.78°S / -72.47°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Palena volcano books
Last update: 23 Dec 2013 (unknown)
Typical eruption style: explosive
Palena volcano eruptions: unknownNo recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
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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