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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 No recent earthquakes
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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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