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Vulcani nel Messico occidentale e centrale (46)

Acatlan Volcanic Field | Acoculco | Aldama Volcanic Field | Apan-Tezontepec | Ceboruco | Cerro Grande | Chichinautzin | Colima | Durango | Iztaccíhuatl | Jocotitlán | La Gloria | La Malinche | Las Cumbres | Las Navajas | Los Atlixcos | Los Azufres | Los Flores | Los Humeros | Los Volcanes | Mascota | Michoacán-Guanajuato | Naolinco | Nevado de Toluca | Northern Atenguillo | Northern Guadalajara Mesa | Papayo | Pico de Orizaba | Popocatépetl | Poza Rica | San Juan | San Martín | San Sebastian Volcanic Field | Sangangüey | Santa Maria del Oro | Santo Domingo Volcanic Field | Serdán-Oriental | Sierra la Primavera | Southern Guadalajara | Telapón | Tepetiltic | Tequila | Tláloc | Ventura Volcanic Field | Volcan el Cantaro | Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo
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Volcano list

Acatlan Volcanic Field

(Caldera 1990 m / 6529 ft)


(Caldera 3020 m / 9908 ft)

Aldama Volcanic Field

(Volcanic field 600 m / 1969 ft)


(Volcanic field 3100 m / 10171 ft)


(stratovolcano 2280 m / 7,480 ft)
Volcán Ceboruco is the only historically active volcano in the NW part of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. It is located near the triple junction between the North American, Cocos and Pacific tectonic plates.
Ceboruco is a complex stratovolcano that rises 1100 m above the flat f... [more]

Cerro Grande

(Volcanic field 3050 m / 10007 ft)


(Volcanic field 3930+ m / 12,894 ft)
Chichinautzin volcano is an active volcanic field immediately south of Mexico City. It contains more than 200 cinder cones, small shield volcanoes and large lava flows within a vast 90 km long E-W oriented area at the southern end of the Mexico Basin. Parts of Mexico City are bui... [more]


(Stratovolcano 3850 m / 12,631 ft)
Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015
Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015
Colima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in North America and one of the potentially most dangerous ones. It has had more than 30 periods of eruptions since 1585, including several significant eruptions in the late 1990s. Scientific monitoring of the volcano began 20 ye... [more]


(volcanic field 2075 m / 6,808 ft)
Durango volcano is a volcanic field in north-central Mexico north of the city of Durango, located at the NW end of the Meseta Central and the eastern edge of the Sierra Madre Occidental. The volcanic field covers 2100 sq km and contains about 100 maars, cinder cones and lava flow... [more]


(stratovolcano 5230 m / 17,159 ft)
Iztaccihuatl volcano as seen from the Sacromonte mountain in Amecameca, Mexico State (image: Wikimedia Commons, AlejandroLinaresGarcia)
Iztaccihuatl volcano as seen from the Sacromonte mountain in Amecameca, Mexico State (image: Wikimedia Commons, AlejandroLinaresGarcia)
Iztaccíhuatl volcano (also spelled Ixtaccíhuatl) is a massive andesitic stratovolcano next to the famous neighbor Popocatépetl volcano. It is the 3rd highest mountain of Mexico.
Iztaccíhuatl has the profile of a sleeping woman when seen from the Valley of Mexico, which gave... [more]


(Stratovolcano 3900 m / 12,795 ft)
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, simil... [more]

La Gloria

(volcanic field 3500+ m / 11,483 ft)
La Gloria is a volcanic field in central eastern Mexcio's sparsely populated highland between Cofre de Perote and Las Cumbres volcanoes. It is named after the small town of La Gloria to the SE and also known as Desconocido-Tecomales volcanic field. La Gloria volcanic field belong... [more]

La Malinche

(stratovolcano 4461 m / 14,636 ft)
La Malinche is a Pleistocene andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano in the eastern Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt located only 25 km from the city of Puebla. La Malinche is heavily eroded and probably in in its final stages of activity, but could still erupt in the future, in which case it... [more]

Las Cumbres

(stratovolcano 3940+ m / 12,926 ft)
Las Cumbres volcano is a stratovolcano in central-eastern Mexico in Puebla state about 190 km SE of Mexico City and only 15 km NNE of Pico de Orizaba volcano.
It is part of the 70 km N-S trending Citlaltépetl–Cofre de Perote Volcanic Range.
The volcano contains a a 4... [more]

Las Navajas

(Shield 1680 m / 5512 ft)

Los Atlixcos

(shield volcano 800 m / 2,625 ft)
Los Atlixcos (Cerro el Abra) volcano is located at the eastern end of the Mexican Volcanic Belt along the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 km NW of the city of Veracruz. It is a young a shield volcano topped by 2 large cinder cones and associated lava fields, both called Cerro los Atlixc... [more]

Los Azufres

(caldera 3400+ m / 11,155 ft)
Los Azufres volcano is a large Pleistocene caldera and volcanic complex in central Mexico located about 200 km NW of Mexico City.
It is one of several volcanic complexes north of the axis of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and still has a very active geothermal system with... [more]

Los Flores

(Volcanic field 520 m / 1706 ft)

Los Humeros

(calderas 3150 m / 10,335 ft)
Los Humeros volcano is a large caldera system north of the Mexican Volcanic Belt 55 km west-northwest of the city of Xalapa in Veracruz, or 180 km west of Mexico city.
The 21x15 km wide and 400 m deep Los Humeros caldera was the origin of several large explosive eruptions ... [more]

Los Volcanes

(Volcanic field 2080 m / 6824 ft)


(cinder cones 2560 m / 8,399 ft)
Mascota is a volcanic field in western Mexico near the town of Mascota. It covers about 2000 sq km and has 87 small cinder cones and lava flows.
The youngest volcanic activity took place at Volcán Malpaís north of Mascota and produced a basaltic-andesite lava flow probably ... [more]


(Cinder cones 3860 m / 12,664 ft)
Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field is mostly known for Paricutín, one of the few volcanoes whose birth has been witnessed by man. It literally grew over a corn-field during 1943-52!
The widespread Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field contains over 1400 vents, including the ... [more]


(pyroclastic cones 2000+ m / 6,562 ft)
Naolinco volcano is a field of young cinder cones in the Sierra de Chiconquiaco range north of Jalapa (Xalapa), Veracruz, near the town of Naolinco, 35 km from the Gulf of Mexico.
The largest cone is Cerro Acatlán NE of Naolinco de Victoria. This and other nearby cones hav... [more]

Nevado de Toluca

(Stratovolcano 4680+ m / 15,354 ft)
Nevado de Toluca volcano is México's fourth highest peak. In the Nahuatl Indian name it is called Xinantécatl. Nevado de Toluca is a broad central stratovolcano rising above the Toluca basin about 80 km west of Mexico City, and located 23 km southwest from the city of Toluca, cap... [more]

Northern Atenguillo

(Shield(s) 1700 m / 5577 ft)

Northern Guadalajara Mesa

(Lava dome(s) 1820 m / 5971 ft)


(lava dome 3600+ m / 11,811 ft)
Papayo volcano is a small lava dome on the crest of the Sierra Nevada range 47 km SE of Mexico City. Papayo has produced large dacitic lava flows reaching up to 10 km length, and was last active less than 12,000 years ago, meaning it is to be considered potentially active. [more]

Pico de Orizaba

(Stratovolcano 5675 m / 18,619 ft)
Pico de Orizaba volcano (Volcán Citlaltépetl) is a large active stratovolcano, Mexico's highest mountain and the highest volcano of North America. It is located at the southern end of Citlaltépetl–Cofre de Perote Volcanic Range, and the only volcano in this area with historic act... [more]


(Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft)
Popocatepetl is one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. After almost 50 years of dormancy, "Popo" came back to life in 1994 and has since then been producing powerful explosions at irregular intervals.
In the past centuries befor European invasions, large eruptions produced ... [more]

Poza Rica

(Volcanic field 2250 m / 7382 ft)

San Juan

(Stratovolcano(es) 2240 m / 7349 ft)

San Martín

(Shield volcano 1650 m / 5,413 ft)
San Martín volcano (Volcan de San Martín Tuxtla) is a broad basaltic shield volcano that rises above the Gulf of Mexico, and is part of the Tuxtla volcanic field. It has a 1 km wide summit caldera containing 2 smaller scoria cones which formed during the violent 1793 summit erupt... [more]

San Sebastian Volcanic Field

(Pyroclastic cone(s) 1780 m / 5840 ft)


(stratovolcano 2340+ m / 7,677 ft)
Sangangüey volcano is an eroded andesitic and dacitic stratovolcano stratovolcano 50 km from the west coast of Mexico. It is the highest volcano in the NW-SE-trending Tepic-Zacoalco graben.
Sangangüey contains a prominent lava spine at the summit and has 45 cinder cones on ... [more]

Santa Maria del Oro

(Maar 1120 m / 3675 ft)

Santo Domingo Volcanic Field

(Maar(s) 1550 m / 5085 ft)


(tuff cones 3485 m / 11,434 ft)
Serdán-Oriental volcano is a young volcanic field forming a closed basin at the eastern end of the Mexican Altiplano. It contains tuff rings and lake-filled maars (such as Laguna Atexcac and Laguna Alchichica), cinder cones, lava domes and lava flows.
The date last volcanic... [more]

Sierra la Primavera

(caldera 2270 m / 7,447 ft)
Sierra la Primavera volcano is a volcanic complex immediately west of Mexico's second-largest city Guadalajara. It contains a large caldera that formed about 95,000 years ago and produced major pumice flows forming ignimbrite layers.
The volcano could still be active, altho... [more]

Southern Guadalajara

(Volcanic field 2160 m / 7087 ft)


(Stratovolcano 4080 m / 13386 ft)


(Stratovolcano 2020 m / 6627 ft)


(Stratovolcano 2920 m / 9580 ft)


(Stratovolcano 4120 m / 13517 ft)

Ventura Volcanic Field

(Maar(s) 2035 m / 6677 ft)

Volcan el Cantaro

(Stratovolcano 2920 m / 9580 ft)

Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo

(caldera 3500+ m / 11,483 ft)
Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo volcano is a volcanic field in the central part of the Mexican Volcanic Belt 80 km SW of Mexico City. It consists of the Zitácuaro complex which formed above the giant, 30 km wide Las Tres Chicas caldera near city of Heroica de Zitácuaro, and the Valle de... [more]
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