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Pali-Aike Volcanic Field

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  • Chile-Argentina
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 5550 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.082°S
  • 69.698°W

  • 282 m
    925 ft

  • 358080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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
5550 BCE ± 2500 years Unknown Confirmed   Anthropology
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Pali-Aike Volcanic Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Pali-Aike Volcanic Field.

Photo Gallery

A lava flow of the Pleistocene-to-Holocene Palei-Aike volcanic field is seen here from Cerro del Diablo. The large volcanic field straddles the Chile/Argentina border north of the Straits of Magellan. The southernmost of the Patagonian basaltic plateau lavas, Palei-Aike contains lake-filled maars and basaltic scoria and spatter cones with associated fresh-looking lava flows.

Photo by Andres Figueroa Zurita (courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán, University of Chile).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


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 Pali-Aike Volcanic Field in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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