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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04914

Volcán Lanín is a large conical late-Pleistocene to Holocene stratovolcano along the Chile-Argentina border.  The beautifully symmetrical, 3737-m-high Lanín, seen here from the Chilean side, rises 2500 m above its base.  A small lava dome at the summit fed blocky lava flows to the north.  A postglacial tuff ring (Volcán Arenal) is located below the SW flank of Lanín in Argentina.  A younger lava flow from Lanín covers deposits of Volcán Arenal and extends south into Lago Paimún.  No reliable reports of historical eruptions from Lanín are known. Photo by John Davidson, University of Michigan (courtesy of Hugo Moreno (University of Chile).

Volcán Lanín is a large conical late-Pleistocene to Holocene stratovolcano along the Chile-Argentina border. The beautifully symmetrical, 3737-m-high Lanín, seen here from the Chilean side, rises 2500 m above its base. A small lava dome at the summit fed blocky lava flows to the north. A postglacial tuff ring (Volcán Arenal) is located below the SW flank of Lanín in Argentina. A younger lava flow from Lanín covers deposits of Volcán Arenal and extends south into Lago Paimún. No reliable reports of historical eruptions from Lanín are known.

Photo by John Davidson, University of Michigan (courtesy of Hugo Moreno (University of Chile).


Lanín