Burney, Monte
"Monte Burney, a large volcano in the Patagonian region of Chile, is the southernmost of a chain of stratovolcanoes of the Australandean arc. The 1758-m-high, ice-covered volcano lies about 200 km NW of the town of Punta Arenas. Monte Burney was constructed on the western rim of a 6-km-wide caldera, which is partially filled with and surrounded by an unglaciated pyroclastic-flow deposit. Flank vents produced andesitic-dacitic lava flows and pyroclastic material. Collapse of the edifice produced a major debris avalanche that traveled to the SSW. Two large plinian eruptions have been documented from Monte Burney during the Holocene. The only known historical eruption of Monte Burney took place in 1910."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
Back to Top