BackgroundThe Durango volcanic field has erupted basanitic lavas and forms a large undissected lava plain within the Mexican Basin and Range province.
Many eruptions in the Durango field display an evolution from predonimantly maar-forming phreatomagmatic eruptions in the past to dominantly magmatic eruptions (strombolian activity) building cinder cones and erupting lava flows in younger times. This suggests a trend of decreasing presence of ground water in the area over time.
La Breña-El Jagüey maar complex consists of 2 intersecting maars, the largest of which (La Breña) contains a series of nested cinder cones. The maar complex is one of the youngest eruptive centers of the Durango volcanic field.
- Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
- Jose J Aranda-Gómez et al (1992) "The La Breña - El Jagüey Maar Complex, Durango, México: I. Geological evolution", Bull. Volc., V 54 (5), pp. 393-404
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