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Potrillo Volcanic Field volcano

Pyroclastic cone(s) 1695 m / 5561 ft
New Mexico, United States, 31.98°N / -107.13°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Potrillo Volcanic Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Potrillo Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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The Potrillo volcanic field in southern New Mexico along the western margin of the Rio Grande Rift contains more than 150 cinder cones and five maars, including the Kilbourne Hole, and a small shield volcano. The southernmost maar, Potrillo maar, straddles the US-Mexico border. The Potrillo field was active from 2.65 to 0.8 million years ago (Hoffer, in Wood and Kienle 1990).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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