Lanín Volcano | John Seach



39.633 S, 71.500 W
summit elevation 3774 m

Lanin is a large historically inactive stratovolcano located approximately 45 km southeast of Villarrica volcano, Chile.

Rock samples from the volcano consist of basalt and andesite. Most activity at Lanin volcano has come from central vent eruptions.

The most recent eruption 2200 years ago produced small lava dome at the summit, and a blocky lava flow to the north.

Further reading
Wehrmann, H. and Dzierma, Y., 2011. Applicability of statistical eruption analysis to the geological record of Villarrica and Lanín volcanoes, Southern Volcanic Zone, Chile. Journal of volcanology and geothermal research, 200(3-4), pp.99-115.

Hickey-Vargas, Rosemary, et al. "Geochemical variations in Andean basaltic and silicic lavas from the Villarrica-Lanin volcanic chain (39.5 S): an evaluation of source heterogeneity, fractional crystallization and crustal assimilation." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 103.3 (1989): 361-386.

Lanín Volcano Eruptions

560 AD ± 150 years, 400 AD ± 150, 90 AD ± 300, 80 BC ± 200, 220 BC ± 200, 590 BC ± 200, 6340 BC ± 200, 9240 BC ± 500.