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Palomo volcano

stratovolcano 4860 m / 15,945 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -34.61°S / -70.3°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Palomo volcano eruptions: less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 7 Jul 2020 (UTC)
Tue, 7 Jul 16:17 UTCM 2.5 / 15.6 km9 km43 km al N de Termas del Flaco (Chile)
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 (UTC)
Tue, 31 Mar 09:48 UTCM 2.7 / 10.8 km13 km37 km al N de Termas del Flaco (Chile)
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 (UTC)
Fri, 28 Feb 04:49 UTCM 2.9 / 124.3 km15 km49 km al SE de Rancagua (Chile)
Sun, 29 Dec 2019 (UTC)
Sun, 29 Dec 17:38 UTCM 2.5 / 15.2 km3 km43 km al NE de Termas del Flaco (Chile)
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Palomo is a small stratovolcano in central Chile, 130 km south of Santiago, and west of the massive Caldera del Atuel. The summit is largely ice-covered. Its young morphology suggests that its last eruptions are relatively recent, perhaps prehispanic, but there has not been any known historic activity.

Background:

The volcano is partially eroded by glaciers. A NE-flank cone, Andres, is postglacial in age and has produced andesitic lava flows. Palomo lies and was constructed within double calderas 3 and 5 km in diameter. The largely ice-covered Palomo has erupted basaltic-andesite to dacitic lava flows; a double crater indicates migration of activity to the NE.

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