Olot Volcanic Field

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  • 42.17°N
  • 2.53°E

  • 893 m
    2929 ft

  • 210030
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Olot Volcanic Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Arana V, Aparicio A, Martin Escorza C, Garcia Cacho L, Ortiz R, Vaquer R, Barberi F, Ferrara G, Albert J, Gassiot X, 1983. El volcanismo Neogeno-Cuaternario de Catalunya: caracteres estructurales, petrologicos y geodinamicos. Acta Geol Hispanica, 18: 1-17.

Cebria J M, Lopez-Ruiz J, Doblas M, Oyarzun R, Hertogen J, Benito R, 2000. Geochemistry of the Quaternary alkali basalts of Garrotxa (NE Volcanic Province, Spain): a case of double enrichment of the mantle lithosphere. J Volc Geotherm Res, 102: 217-235.

Mallarach J M, 1985. Geologic map of the Olot volcanic zone--lithology and geomorphology. Realitacio Cartografica, 1:250,000 geol map.

Mallarach J M, 1993. . (pers. comm.).

Marti J, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

The Olot volcanic field (also known as the Garrotxa volcanic field) occupies the NE corner of Spain south of the Pyrenees Mountains about 90 km NNE of Barcelona. The Olot volcanic field consists of a large number of strombolian pyroclastic cones and associated alkali basaltic lava flows and is part of the NE Volcanic Province, which includes the Ampurdán and Selva areas to the SE. The pyroclastic cones are preferentially located at the intersection of E-W and NW-SE faults that cut sedimentary and metamorphic basement rocks. The latest dated eruption at Olot occurred during the early Holocene, and stratigraphic evidence suggests that more recent eruptions have occurred.