News & updates:
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]
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)
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.
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