Volcan el Cantaro volcano

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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

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Tue, 20 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-07-20 17:15:35 (Hora de México) (20 Jul 2021 22:15:35 GMT)

5 km
19 km (12 mi)
34 km north of Colima, Mexico
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
2021-07-10 01:51:10 (Hora de México) (10 Jul 2021 06:51:10 GMT)

49 km
39 km (24 mi)
Tonaya, 23 km east of El Grullo, Jalisco, 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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