Lomas Blancas

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  • 36.286°S
  • 71.009°W

  • 2268 m
    7439 ft

  • 357064
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Lomas Blancas. 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.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Moreno H, Naranjo J A, 1991. The southern Andes volcanoes (33°-41° 30' S), Chile. 6th Geol Cong Chile, Excur PC-3, 26 p.

Volcán Lomas Blancas is a small shield-like stratovolcano of late-Pleistocene to Holocene age (Moreno and Naranjo, 1991) located about 15 km SE of Nevado de Longaví volcano. A 2.3-km-wide caldera, possibly formed by edifice collapse, is open to the SE. Basaltic-andesite aa lava flows extend 7 km from the collapse scarp. The basaltic central cone rises about 500 m to an elevation of 2268 m. Much of the volcano is covered by pumice deposits that probably originated from Nevado de Longaví.