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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.637°S
  • 71.502°W

  • 3776 m
    12385 ft

  • 357122
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
0560 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0400 ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0090 ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Tephrochronology Quillelhue Basalts
0080 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
0220 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Mamuil Malal dome
0590 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
6340 BCE ± 200 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)
9240 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected)

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.

Corbella H, Susana Alonso M, 1987. Post-glacial hydroclastic and pyroclastic deposits in the Lanin National Park, north Patagonian cordillera, Nequen, Argentina. Andean Volc Internatl Symp, Tucaman, Argentina, 9 p.

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..

Lara L E, Naranjo J E, Moreno H, 2004. Lanin volcano (39.5° S), Southern Andes: geology and morphostructural evolution. Rev Geol Chile, 31: 241-257.

Moreno H, 1974. Airplane flight over active volcanoes of central-south Chile. Internatl Symp Volc Andean & Antarctic Volc Problems Guidebook, Excur D-3, 56 p.

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

Lanín is a large conical late-Pleistocene to Holocene stratovolcano along the Chile-Argentina border. The dominantly effusive basaltic-to-trachydacitic volcano lies at the eastern end of a NW-SE-trending volcanic group beginning with Villarrica that is transverse to the Andean chain. The beautifully symmetrical, 3776-m-high Lanín rises 2500 m above its base; shoulder areas on the upper flanks hint at a buried caldera. The volcano was formed in four eruptive stages dating back to the early Pleistocene or late Pliocene. The last two stages occurred during the late-Pleistocene and Holocene. A small lava dome at the summit fed blocky lava flows to the north about 2200 years ago. Lanín was reported active after an earthquake in 1906, but Sapper (1917) stated that newspaper accounts are strongly disputed, and no historical eruptions are known. A postglacial tuff ring (Volcán Arenal) is located below the SW flank in Argentina. A younger lava flow from Lanín covers deposits of Volcán Arenal and extends south into Lago Paimún.