Palomo

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 34.608°S
  • 70.295°W

  • 4860 m
    15941 ft

  • 357022
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Palomo.

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

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

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

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Photo Gallery


Glaciers mantle the southern side of 4850-m-high Palomo volcano (left-center). The ice cover forms the Universidad (University) Glacier, which drains to the SW into the Tinguiririca River.

Photo by Wolfgang Foerster, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
Palomo is a small, 4850-m-high stratovolcano that is seen here from the NNE rising above ruggedly dissected basement rocks. Palomo was constructed within double calderas, 3 and 5 km in diameter, respectively. A flank cone, Andres, is postglacial in age and has produced andesitic lava flows. Palomo has erupted basaltic-andesite to dacitic lava flows. No historical eruptions are known from Palomo, although its youthful morphology suggests a very young age.

Photo by Wolfgang Foerster, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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