News & updates:
Friday, Mar 07, 2014
A small explosion occurred yesterday morning, ejecting glowing material to up to 600 m distance from the crater. Otherwise, the activity at the volcano has been low, similar to previous weeks. ... [more]
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014
Activity at the volcano remains low and mainly characterized by intense, continuous degassing. Bright glow is visible above the crater at night. No explosions occurred during the past 24 hours. [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.