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  • 26.623°S
  • 68.116°W

  • 5741 m
    18830 ft

  • 355200
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Peinado. 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.

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

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.