Photo of this volcano
  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.623°S
  • 68.116°W

  • 5741 m
    18830 ft

  • 355200
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Peinado.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Peinado.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Peinado.

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Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Peinado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Peinado page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Peinado.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Peinado.

Photo Gallery

Lighter-colored pyroclastic material blankets the summit of Cerro Peinado, and a possible pyroclastic-flow deposit descends the right-hand flank. This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano, one of the youngest in the region, is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents. An apron of pristine lava flows surrounds the volcano and was erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent.

Photo by Ben Edwards, 1998 (Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Peinado in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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