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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Risco Plateado.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Risco Plateado.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Risco Plateado.
The Risco Plateado volcanic complex lies about 10 km S of the Caldera del Atuel and consists of a stratovolcano cut by a 4-km-wide caldera. Two eruptive centers are located on the SW and NE caldera rims along a NE-trending fracture that extends to a parasitic cone on the lower NE flank about 8 km from the caldera. Dominantly basaltic-andesite lava flows overlie initial dacitic flows. Very youthful-looking basaltic lava flows from the NE-flank center extend NE to the Río del Atuel. Lava flows from the SW-rim center extend westward beyond the flanks of the complex and those from the NE-rim center flow into the caldera and down its NE flank.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Risco Plateado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Risco Plateado page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Risco Plateado.
The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Risco Plateado.
The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.
Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.