Laguna Blanca

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  • 39.02°S
  • 70.37°W

  • 1700 m
    5576 ft

  • 357102
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Laguna Blanca. 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.

Varekamp J C, Hesse A, Mandeville C W, 2010. Back-arc basalts from the Loncopue graben (Province of Neuquen, Argentina) . J Volc Geotherm Res, 197: 313-328.

A group of cinder cones and associated lava flows SW of the town of Zapala at the southern end of the Loncopue graben form the Laguna Blanca volcanic field. A morphologically pristine cinder cone on the northern shore of Laguna Blanca is a prominent feature of the Laguna Blanca National Park, noted for its aquatic bird fauna, including black-necked swans and flamingos. The youthful-looking basaltic to trachyandesitic cinder cones and small shield volcanoes are considered to be of Holocene age, although no radiometric ages are available.