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Peinado volcano

stratovolcano 5740 m / 18,832 ft
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -26.62°S / -68.15°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Peinado volcano eruptions: unknown No recent earthquakes
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Peinado volcano is a symmetrical stratovolcano in NW Argentina and one of the youngest volcanoes of the region.
It has young, well preserved lava flows from the summit and flank vents, which extend up to 10 km from the summit.

Background:

from Smithsonian / GVP volcano information:
The upper part of the 5740-m-high cone is blanketed by pyroclastic material. Two possible pyroclastic-flow lobes extend to the NW and north. Cerro Peinado contains an apron of pristine lava flows extending to 6 km. These were erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent. Cerro Peinado is surrounded by small fields of cinder cones, maars, and pristine lava flows, located along N-S-trending faults, which are related to the Salar de Antofalla volcanic field.


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