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Descabezado Grande

Descabezado Grande is a stratovolcano located in the Maule Region of central Chile. It is capped by a wide ice-filled caldera and named for its flat-topped form, as descabezado means "headless" in Spanish. A smaller crater about wide is found in the northeast part of the caldera, and it has active fumaroles.

The volcano is composed of andesite and rhyodacite lava flows along with pyroclastic flow deposits. It has a basal diameter of about 10 by 12 kilometers and a total volume of about . Along with Cerro Azul, only to the south, it lies at the center of a 20-by-30-kilometer volcanic field.

See also

List of volcanoes in Chile


Global Volcanism Program: Descabezado Grande

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