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Volcanoes of Western & Central Mexico (24 volcanoes)

Ceboruco| Chichinautzin| Colima| Durango| Iztaccíhuatl| Jocotitlán| La Gloria| La Malinche| Las Cumbres| Los Atlixcos| Los Azufres| Los Humeros| Mascota| Naolinco| Nevado de Toluca| Papayo| Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato)| Pico de Orizaba| Popocatépetl| San Martín| Sangangüey| Serdán-Oriental| Sierra la Primavera| Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo
Ceboruco
(stratovolcano)
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]

Chichinautzin
(Volcanic field)
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]

Colima
(Stratovolcano)
Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015Colima 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]

Durango
(volcanic field)
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]

Iztaccíhuatl
(stratovolcano)
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]

Jocotitlán
(Stratovolcano)
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)
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)
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)
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]

Los Atlixcos
(shield volcano)
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)
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 Humeros
(calderas)
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]

Mascota
(cinder cones)
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]

Naolinco
(pyroclastic cones)
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)
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]

Papayo
(lava dome)
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]

Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato)
(Cinder cones)
Paricutín is 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 historically active cinder cones of Parícutin and Joru... [more]

Pico de Orizaba
(Stratovolcano)
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]

Popocatépetl
(Stratovolcano)
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]

San Martín
(Shield volcano)
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]

Sangangüey
(stratovolcano)
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]

Serdán-Oriental
(tuff cones)
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)
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]

Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo
(caldera)
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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