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Jocotitlán volcano is an isolated stratovolcano located 60 km WNW of Mexico City and 50 km N of of Toluca volcano. It rises about 1300 m above the Toluca plain and has a large horse-shoe shaped escarpment open to the NE, which formed because of gravitational flank collapse, similar to Mt Etna's Valle del Bove.
Jocotitlán volcano belongs to the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt, which extends in W-E direction over 1500 km from the Pacific Coast to the Gulf of Mexico.
The latest known eruption occurred about 700 years ago and produced block-and-ash flows and pyroclastic surges.
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