Santa Margarida Volcano

Coordinates: 42°8′29″N 2°32′30″E / 42.14139°N 2.54167°E / 42.14139; 2.54167
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Santa Margarida Volcano
Aerial view of the Santa Margarida Volcano
Highest point
Elevation682 m (2,238 ft)
Prominence116 m (381 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Isolation1.37 km (0.85 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
to Puig de la Costa volcano Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates42°8′29″N 2°32′30″E / 42.14139°N 2.54167°E / 42.14139; 2.54167
Santa Margarida Volcano is located in Catalonia
Santa Margarida Volcano
Santa Margarida Volcano
Location in Catalonia
LocationSanta Pau, Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain
Volcanic arc/beltGarrotxa Volcanic Zone

The Santa Margarida Volcano (Catalan: Volcà de Santa Margarida) is an extinct volcano in the comarca of Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain. The volcano has a perimeter of 2 kilometers and a height of 682 meters and is part of the Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa Natural Park. The hermitage of Santa Margarida, after which the volcano was named, is inside the crater of the volcano. The building was destroyed in 1428 during the 1428 Catalonia earthquake and rebuilt in 1865.[1]


A study published in 2011 at the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research indicated that the Santa Margarida and Croscat volcanoes were the product of the same eruption event 11,500 years ago, alternating freatomagmatic activity, between water and magma, and magmatic activity.[2][3]


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  1. ^ Gran Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya. Enciclopèdia Catalana S.A. 1981. p. 344. ISBN 84-85194-13-6.
  2. ^ "Descubren que volcanes Croscat y Santa Margarida los formó la misma erupción" [They discover that the Croscat and Santa Margarida volcanoes were formed by the same eruption]. EFE (in Spanish). 27 January 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  3. ^ Martí, J.; Planagumà, L.; Geyer, A.; Canal, E.; Pedrazzi, D. (2011). "Complex interaction between Strombolian and phreatomagmatic eruptions in the Quaternary monogenetic volcanism of the Catalan Volcanic Zone (NE of Spain)". Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 201 (1–4): 178–193. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.12.009.

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