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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Peinado.
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This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents (de Silva and Francis, 1991). Cerro Peinado is one of the youngest volcanoes in the region. The upper part of the 5741-m-high cone is blanketed by pyroclastic material. Two possible pyroclastic-flow lobes extend to the NW and north. An apron of pristine lava flows that extends to 6 km were erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent. It is surrounded by small fields of cinder cones, maars, and pristine lava flows, located along N-S-trending faults, which are related to the Salar de Antofalla volcanic field.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Peinado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Peinado page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
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|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).
de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.