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Friday, Aug 31, 2012
Some unrest is going on at Reclus volcano in southern Chile, located between Aguilera and Monte Burney in Patagonia, the Eruptions Blog writes: ... [more]
 

Reclus volcano

stratovolcano 1000 m / 3,281 ft
Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -50.96°S / -73.59°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Reclus volcano books
Last update: 4 Jun 2016 (increased number of earthquakes)
Typical eruption style: explosive
Reclus volcano eruptions: 1908 ± 1 year, 1879, 1869, 1830 BC No recent earthquakes
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Reclus volcano is a stratovolcano located in southern Chile and belongs to the Australandean Volcanic Zone of south Patagonia.
The volcano was first recognized as as a volcano in 1987. It contains a large dacitic cone with a 1 km wide crater.
Reclus Volcano Eruptions

Background:

Reclus volcano is the source of several Holocene tephra layers in Patagonia. As many as 6 larger explosive eruptions have occurred in the past 3780 years, as they overly a peat layer dated at this age.
The volcano is being actively eroded by the Amalia Glacier, which drains off the Patagonian Icecap. Later work revealed evidence for historical eruptions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
(GVP volcano information)


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