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Carran Los Venados Volcano, Chile

 Carran Los Venados Volcano, Chile, Volcano photo


Carran Los Venados Volcano, Chile

An ash plume rises from Volcan Mirador, a pyroclastic cone that formed during an eruption in 1979.

The Carran-Los Venados volcano group includes about 50 scoria cones, maars, and a small stratovolcano that are broadly aligned along a 17-km-long ENE-WSW trend.

The volcano group occupies a low-lying area north of the Cordon Caulle-Pueyhue volcanic chain.

In addition to the 1979 Mirador scoria cone, two maars, Rininahue and Carran, were formed during eruptions in the 20th century.

The Carran-Los Venados volcano group includes a group of about 50 basaltic to basaltic-andesite scoria cones, maars, and a small stratovolcano that are broadly aligned along a 17-km-long ENE-WSW trend ESE of Lago Ranco.

The volcano group occupies a low-lying area north of the more topographically prominent Cordon Caulle-Puyehue volcanic chain, and many of the vents are postglacial in age.

The Mirador scoria cone and two maars, Rininahue and Carran, were formed during eruptions in the 20th century.

These historical eruptions were concentrated where the regional Liquine-Ofqui fault zone intersects the alignment of volcanic vents.

PHOTO SOURCE: Hugo Moreno, 1979 (University of Chile), courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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