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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:
Ash eruption from Colima this morning
Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015
Activity remains similar as during the past week when we observed it from close - intermittent small to moderate explosions producing ash plumes of 1-2 km height. During our last overflight on Saturday, we could see that the lava dome had disappeared, likely a result of the recent explosions. [more]
Explosion from Popocatépetl last evening
The activity of the volcano remains at fluctuating, but overall similar levels as during the past months. An increase in tremor yesterday probably corresponded to a phase of active dome growth, accompanied by bright glow visible at the crater and intense degassing and light ash emissions reaching 1500 m height. ... [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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