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La Reforma volcano

Caldera 1300 m / 4265 ft
Mexico, 27.51°N / -112.39°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
La Reforma volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation


The early Pleistocene La Reforma caldera lies along the Gulf of California immediately east of Tres Vírgenes volcano and SE of the late-Pleistocene El Aguajito caldera. The roughly 10-km-wide caldera contains basaltic, andesitic, and dacitic lava flows, and rhyolitic lava domes. A prominent arcuate caldera rim extends from La Reforma along the NW coast to near Punta Las Cuevas on the SE coast. The age of the caldera was determined by the K-Ar method to be between 1.6 and 1.4 million years old (Ma). A 1.09 +/- 0.11 Ma age was obtained on a ring-fracture lava dome. Andesitic lava flows were erupted on the flanks of the caldera both before and after caldera formation.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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