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Croscat volcano may have been the last volcanic eruption in Spain, less than 13 thousand years ago

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July 23, 2012
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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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Using Carbon-14 dating and the analysis of fossilised pollen, researchers have  confirmed that one of the youngest volcanoes of the Iberian Peninsula is the Croscat Volcano, located in the region of La Garrotxa, Girona. They verified that its last eruption took place less than 13 thousand years ago.

Using Carbon-14 dating and the analysis of fossilised pollen, researchers at UAB, UdG and IPHES confirmed that one of the youngest volcanoes of the Iberian Peninsula is the Croscat Volcano, located in the region of La Garrotxa, Girona. They verified that its last eruption took place less than 13 thousand years ago.


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  1. Puiguriguer, M.; Alcalde, G.; Bassols, E.; Burjachs, F., Expósito, I.; Planagumà, Ll.; Saña, M. & Yll, E. 14C dating of the last Croscat Volcano eruption (Garrotxa Region, NE Iberian Peninsula). Geologica Acta, 2012; 10-1: 43-47

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. "Croscat volcano may have been the last volcanic eruption in Spain, less than 13 thousand years ago." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 July 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120723095101.htm>.
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. (2012, July 23). Croscat volcano may have been the last volcanic eruption in Spain, less than 13 thousand years ago. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120723095101.htm
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. "Croscat volcano may have been the last volcanic eruption in Spain, less than 13 thousand years ago." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120723095101.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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