Carrán-Los Venados

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Carrán-Los Venados
Cerro Los Guindos (center) as seen from south; Mocho-Choshuenco volcano in left background
Highest point
Elevation 1,114 m (3,655 ft)
Coordinates 40°18′29″S 72°04′12″W / 40.308°S 72.07°W / -40.308; -72.07 (highest point) 
Location Chile
Mountain type Pyroclastic cones, maars
Volcanic arc/belt Southern Volcanic Zone
Last eruption April to May 1979

Carrán-Los Venados (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈran los βeˈnaðos]) is a volcanic group of scoria cones, maars and small stratovolcanoes in southern Chile, southeast of Ranco Lake. The highest cone is Los Guindos (Spanish for "The Cherry Trees), which is a small stratovolcano with an elevation of 1,114 metres (3,655 ft). The volcanic group has recorded eruptions from 1955 and 1979. Located south of Maihue Lake and north Puyehue Volcano Carrán-Los Venados group is placed at the intersection of several faults on the thin crust (~30 km) of southern Chile, among them Liquiñe-Ofqui and Futrono Fault.


  • Carrán - a waterfilled maar, erupted in 1955 (also called "Nilahue")
  • Mirador - a cinder cone, erupted in 1979
  • Pocura - a water filled maar, unknown date of eruption
  • Riñinahue - a non-waterfilled maar, erupted in 1907
  • Volcanes Los Venados - the western and southern most group of volcanoes of Carrán-Los Venados group, unknown dates of eruption
  • Los Guindos - the tallest of the group, an extinct small stratocone

See also[edit]


Müller, G. and Veyl, G., 1957. The birth of Nilahue, a new maar type volcano at Rininahue, Chile, 20th International Geological Congress, Mexico, pp. 375–396.