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Risco Plateado
"The Risco Plateado volcanic complex lies about 10 km south of the Caldera del Atuel and consists of a stratovolcano cut by a 4-km-wide caldera. Two eruptive centers are located on the SW and NE caldera rims along a NE-trending fracture that extends to a parasitic cone on the lower NE flank about 8 km from the caldera. Dominantly basaltic-andesite lava flows overlie initial dacitic flows. Very youthful-looking basaltic lava flows from the NE-flank center extend NE to the Río del Atuel. Lava flows from the SW-rim center extend westward beyond the flanks of the complex and those from the NE-rim center flow into the caldera and down its NE flank."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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