Palena Volcanic Group

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  • 43.78°S
  • 72.47°W

  • 2991 m
    9810 ft

  • 358051
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18 December-24 December 2013

Based on a pilot observation and analyses of satellite images, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that activity at the Palena Volcanic Group began around 1530 on 22 December. Satellite images showed an ash plume drifting SE which dissipated quickly, and diffuse ash, gas, and steam near the source. [Correction: the plume observed in satellite imagery originated from a forest fire and not from an eruption.]

Source: Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)

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2013: December

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18 December-24 December 2013

Based on a pilot observation and analyses of satellite images, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that activity at the Palena Volcanic Group began around 1530 on 22 December. Satellite images showed an ash plume drifting SE which dissipated quickly, and diffuse ash, gas, and steam near the source. [Correction: the plume observed in satellite imagery originated from a forest fire and not from an eruption.]

Source: Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Palena Volcanic Group.

The Palena volcano group consists of five cinder cones oriented along a NNE trend NE of Melimoyu volcano. The youthful volcanoes, named after the middle cone, are Holocene in age (Moreno 1985, pers. comm.). An ash plume observed by pilots and on satellite imagery in December 2013 was from a forest fire.

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

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.



Cones
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Miraflores Cone 43° 58' 0" S 72° 33' 0" W
Rodriguez Cone 43° 52' 0" S 72° 30' 0" W

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Palena Volcanic Group.

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.

Moreno H, 1985. . (pers. comm.).

Volcano Types

Cinder cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Population

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23,586

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Palena Volcanic Group Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.