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Mocho-Choshuenco
"The compound Mocho-Choshuenco volcano is composed of twin glacier-covered stratovolcanoes, located east of Lago RinihuĂ© and SE of Lago Panguipulli and post-dating a 4-km-wide basaltic caldera. The small 2415-m-high Choshuenco stratovolcano, constructed on the NW rim of the caldera, is late-glacial in age. A major plinian eruption produced the Neltume Pumice about 10,300 years ago. The larger andesitic-to-dacitic, 2422-m-high El Mocho volcano, constructed within the caldera, is postglacial and has been historically active. Parasitic craters and basaltic scoria cones are located on the flanks of Mocho-Choshuenco, primarily on the NE and SW sides. Two historical eruptions have been reported, one in 1864 and the other in 1937."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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