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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10958

The area around Volcán Putana is seen from the west in this sketch.  Putana is part of a large, roughly N-S-trending volcanic complex that covers an area of 600 sq km.  Vigorous fumarolic activity (depicted in this sketch) is visible at the 5890-m-high summit of Putana volcano from long distances.  The main edifice consists of accumulated postglacial dacitic lava domes and flows mantling an older pre-Holocene volcano.  Young dark-colored flows in this sketch descend the western flanks of the volcano. Sketch by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).

The area around Volcán Putana is seen from the west in this sketch. Putana is part of a large, roughly N-S-trending volcanic complex that covers an area of 600 sq km. Vigorous fumarolic activity (depicted in this sketch) is visible at the 5890-m-high summit of Putana volcano from long distances. The main edifice consists of accumulated postglacial dacitic lava domes and flows mantling an older pre-Holocene volcano. Young dark-colored flows in this sketch descend the western flanks of the volcano.

Sketch by Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).

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