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Palena Volcanic Group

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  • 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
    9813 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.

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Eruptive History

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).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Palena Volcanic Group.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Palena Volcanic Group.

Photo Gallery

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GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1983
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile
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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