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Map of Mexico's active volcanoes (red triangles). (Basemap created using UNAVCO/Voyager map tool feat. Face of the EarthTM)
Map of Mexico's active volcanoes (red triangles). (Basemap created using UNAVCO/Voyager map tool feat. Face of the EarthTM)
News & updates:
Small explosion at Popocatépetl yesterday morning (CENAPRED)
Sunday, Apr 13, 2014
A slight increase of activity (but no significant change) was reported by CENAPRED. During 11-12 April, the volcano had 120 exhalations of small to medium intensity, some of which have been followed by emissions of steam, gas and sometimes small amounts of ash. ... [more]
Incandescent avalanche at Colima on 4 April (photo: Sergio Tapiro Velasc)
Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
Weak explosive and effusive activity continues at the slowly growing viscous lava dome of the volcano. Occasionally, explosions and/or small rockfalls from the dome produce incandescent avalanches that reach 1-2 km distance on the steep slope. [more]

Volcanoes of Mexico (42 volcanoes)

Mexico's volcanoes are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and formed on the North American continental tectonic plate under which the oceanic Pacific and (in the south) Cocos plates are being subducted.
The most active volcanoes of the country are Popocatepetl, Colima and El Chichon, which had a major eruption in 1982 that cooled the world's climate in the following year.
All active volcanoes of Mexico are listed.

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