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Moctezuma Volcanic Field volcano

Volcanic field unknown
Mexico, 29.63°N / -109.52°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Moctezuma Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Moctezuma Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation


The Moctezuma volcanic field occupies a 380 km2 area along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental in NW México. An early stage of tholeiitic basaltic volcanism originating from fissures along the eastern boundary of the graben produced a broad mesa within a large graben in the Moctezuma Basin. Younger alkalic basaltic volcanism produced five scoria cones concentrated along a crudely N-S trend in the center of the graben. These produced lava flows that traveled primarily SW. The youngest cone is Cerro Blanco, which produced lava flows to the SW and was Potassium-Argon dated at about 0.53 +/- 0.2 million years.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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