Palena Volcanic Group

No photo available for this volcano
  • Chile
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.78°S
  • 72.47°W

  • 2991 m
    9810 ft

  • 358051
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

Most Recent Weekly Report: 18 December-24 December 2013 Citation IconCite this Report


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)

Weekly Reports - Index


2013: December


18 December-24 December 2013 Citation IconCite this Report


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 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.

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

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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