Tromen

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.144°S
  • 70.033°W

  • 4114 m
    13494 ft

  • 357072
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Tromen.

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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1822 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations
1751 Dec 31 ± 365 days Unknown Confirmed 3 Historical Observations

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Photo Gallery


Tromen (center) is a 3978-m-high youthful Argentinian stratovolcano that lies at the northern end of an elongated volcanic massif. The summit of Tromen is cut by two overlapping 3.5-km-wide calderas, visible south of the snow-dappled summit cone in this NASA Landsat view (with north to the top). The youngest lava flows at Tromen originated from north-flanks vents and produced the dark-colored lava flows that blanket the north and NE sides of the andesitic-to-dacitic volcano.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Dark-colored lava flows descend the northern flank of Volcán Tromen, a 3978-m-high Argentinian stratovolcano in this view from La Laguna del Tromen, NW of the volcano. This and another lake at the NW foot the volcano are renowned for their exotic bird life, including flamingos. The youngest lava flows at Tromen originated from flank vents and descended the north and NE sides of the andesitic-to-rhyolitic volcanic complex. Historical eruptions of Tromen were reported in the mid-18th century and in 1822.

Photo by Olivier Galland, 2007 (University of Oslo).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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