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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 from Popocatépetl yesterday (CENAPRED)
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
No significant changes have occurred during the past weeks. The volcano's activity has been characterized by constant degassing and occasional small explosions with ash plumes up to 1-2 km height. Crater glow is visible at night from the summit. [more]
Viscous lava flow on Colima's SW flank on 20 Sep 2014 (photo: Juan Carlos Gavilanes Ruiz / facebook)
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014
The volcano's activity has picked up again recently. A new viscous lava flow has started to descend on the volcano's SW flank. ... [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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