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Sangangüey volcano

stratovolcano 2340+ m / 7,677 ft
Western Mexico, 21.45°N / -104.73°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Sangangüey volcano eruptions: possible eruption in 1742 No recent earthquakes
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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 its NW and SE flanks, which are the youngest features of the volcano. They erupted during the past 300,000 years along 5 parallel NW-trending fissures.
There are no confirmed historic eruptions, but an Indian legend has recorded the memory of an eruption in 1742, which could have been from one of the flank cones that are similar to those of nearby Ceboruco volcano.

1742 possible eruption
An Indian legend tells of an eruption in 1742, which could be from one of the younger cinder cones at the flanks of Sangangüey volcano.
Alternatively, it could be from nearby Ceboruco volcano. ...more

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