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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06923

Palomo is a small, 4850-m-high stratovolcano that is seen here from the NNE rising above ruggedly dissected basement rocks.  Palomo was constructed within double calderas, 3 and 5 km in diameter, respectively.  A flank cone, Andres, is postglacial in age and has produced andesitic lava flows.  Palomo has erupted basaltic-andesite to dacitic lava flows.  No historical eruptions are known from Palomo, although its youthful morphology suggests a very young age.      Photo by Wolfgang Foerster, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).

Palomo is a small, 4850-m-high stratovolcano that is seen here from the NNE rising above ruggedly dissected basement rocks. Palomo was constructed within double calderas, 3 and 5 km in diameter, respectively. A flank cone, Andres, is postglacial in age and has produced andesitic lava flows. Palomo has erupted basaltic-andesite to dacitic lava flows. No historical eruptions are known from Palomo, although its youthful morphology suggests a very young age.

Photo by Wolfgang Foerster, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).


Palomo