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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: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Palomo volcano eruptions: less than 10,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 15 Sep
Fri, 15 Sep 22:42 UTCM 3.2 / 140.5 km1 km19 km al NE de Termas del Flaco
Sun, 27 Aug
Sun, 27 Aug 12:26 UTCM 3.0 / 116.2 km26 km40 km al SE de Rancagua
Sun, 20 Aug
Sun, 20 Aug 06:27 UTCM 3.7 / 12.3 km2 km43 km al N de Termas del Flaco
Sun, 20 Aug 06:26 UTCM 2.6 / 10 km6 km45 km al N de Termas del Flaco
Sat, 19 Aug
Sat, 19 Aug 16:19 UTCM 3.2 / 123.1 km33 km24 km al O de Termas del Flaco
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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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