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subglacial volcano 1500 m / 4,921 ft
Argentina / Chile (south), South America, -49.36 ° S / -73.28 ° W
Current status: normal / dormant (1 of 5)

Viedma is a volcano underneath the Patagonian Icefield NW of Viedma Lake in southern Argentina. Its existence was confirmed during the eruption in 1988. Only parts of the volcano rise above the glaciers.


Typical activity: explosive
outbreaks: 1988

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from Smithsonian / GVP volcano information:
The Volcán Viedma eruptive center is a subglacial dacitic volcano beneath the Patagonian Icecap west of the spectacular granitic spiers of the Cerro Torre, Cerro Fitz Roy area.
Only part of the older edifice rises above the surface of the icecap. 4 large craters or calderas between 1.5 and 4 km in diameter are located along a N-S line.

1988 eruption
The 1988 eruption generated deposits of ash and pumice on the Patagonian
glacier and produced a mud flow that reached the Viedma Lake

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See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

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