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  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Subglacial
  • 1988 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 49.358°S
  • 73.28°W

  • 1500 m
    4921 ft

  • 358061
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1988 Oct 15 ± 45 days Unknown Confirmed 2 Historical Observations Southernmost crater
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Viedma.

Emission History

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Photo Gallery

The figure-8-shaped area rising above the Patagonian Icefield at the upper left part of this NASA Landsat mosaic is part of the Viedma volcanic complex. An outflow glacier descends into Lake Viedma at the lower right. This mostly subglacial volcano produced an eruption in 1988 that confirmed the presence of a postulated subglacial vent in the Patagonian Icefield NW of Viedma Lake. The 1988 eruption deposited ash and pumice on the icecap and produced a mudflow that reached Viedma Lake.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov)
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Nunatak del Viedma is seen from Paso del Viento with Cordón Mariano Moreno partially hidden within the clouds. The huge lateral moraine of Viedma Glacier lies in the foreground. The glacier surface displays three conspicuous irregular tephra bands distorted by differential movement of the glacier.

Photo by Pedro Skvarca, 1994 (Instituto Antártico Argentino, from U. S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1386-I).
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GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Argentina, Chile, Falkland Is
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1976
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile, Falkland Is
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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