News & updates:
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
Activity has remained unchanged. Almost no explosions have occurred recently, only a (significant) gas plume. [more]
Friday, Dec 06, 2013
Strong degassing with high SO2 content and glow from the crater characterize the current activity. There have been almost no explosive emissions during the past 24 hrs, as the following 24hr time-lapse video illustrates: ... [more]
Volcanoes of Mexico (42 volcanoes)
Baja California, NW Mexico & Mexican Islands (16 volcanoes): Cerro Prieto | Pinacate | San Quintin | Isla San Luis | Jaraguay | Coronado | Guadaloupe | San Borja | unnamed | El Aguajito | Tres Virgenes | Isla Tortuga | Punta Pulpito | Comondu-La Purisima | Bárcena | Socorro
Western & Central Mexico (24 volcanoes): Durango | Sangangüey | Ceboruco | Mascota | Sierra la Primavera | Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) | Los Azufres | Los Atlixcos | Jocotitlán | Los Humeros | Naolinco | Colima | Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo | La Gloria | Papayo | Serdán-Oriental | La Malinche | Iztaccíhuatl | Las Cumbres | Nevado de Toluca | Chichinautzin | Pico de Orizaba | Popocatépetl | San Martín
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.