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Poza Rica volcano

Volcanic field 2250 m / 7382 ft
Mexico, 20.42°N / -97.83°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Poza Rica volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Pleistocene lava flows cover a broad area between Huauchinango in the Sierra Madre Oriental and the city of Poza Rica along the Gulf of Mexico coastal plain. The basaltic and hawaiite lava flows fill valleys to depths of several hundred meters and are almost continuous from Huauchinango to Poza Rica. Possibly correlative lava flows are located in the Metlaltoyuca area to the NW of Poza Rica. K-Ar ages for these lava flows range from 1-64 to 1.31 million years (Ferrari et al., 2005).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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