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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09612

Lighter-colored pyroclastic material blankets the summit of Cerro Peinado, and a possible pyroclastic-flow deposit descends the right-hand flank. This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano, one of the youngest in the region, is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents.  An apron of pristine lava flows surrounds the volcano and was erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent.  Photo by Ben Edwards, 1998 (Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).

Lighter-colored pyroclastic material blankets the summit of Cerro Peinado, and a possible pyroclastic-flow deposit descends the right-hand flank. This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano, one of the youngest in the region, is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents. An apron of pristine lava flows surrounds the volcano and was erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent.

Photo by Ben Edwards, 1998 (Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).


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