Volcan el Cantaro volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 17:59 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 2920 m / 9580 ft
Mexico, 19.72°N / -103.63°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Volcan el Cantaro volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, August 12, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 12, 2022 3:38 am (GMT -5) (Aug 12, 2022 08:38 GMT)

86 km
70 km (43 mi)
31 km south of Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 1:09 pm (GMT -5) (Aug 7, 2022 18:09 GMT)

4 km
55 km (34 mi)
Jalisco, 48 km northwest of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez, Colima, Mexico
Thursday, August 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 4, 2022 5:21 pm (GMT -5) (Aug 4, 2022 22:21 GMT)

5 km
58 km (36 mi)
Jalisco, 44 km northwest of Colima, Mexico
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 2, 2022 3:45 pm (GMT -5) (Aug 2, 2022 20:45 GMT)

9 km
37 km (23 mi)
Jalisco, 48 km northwest of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez, Colima, Mexico


Volcán el Cántaro is the northernmost of a chain of volcanoes rising above the floor of the Colima rift zone. Cántaro, with Potassium-Argon ages ranging from 1.7 to 1.0 million years, is the oldest volcano of the Cántaro-Colima volcanic complex, which extends south through Nevado de Colima to the historically active Volcán de Colima. Cántaro is erosionally modified, but has many well-preserved andesitic-dacitic lava domes on its northern and eastern flanks. The biotite-bearing rocks of Cántaro contrast to the more mafic biotite-free rocks of Nevado de Colima and Volcán de Colima. The southward-migrating volcanism of the Cántaro-Colima chain is also reflected by a southward-younging progression at Cántaro itself.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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