Geology and eruptive history of some active volcanoes of México

  title={Geology and eruptive history of some active volcanoes of M{\'e}xico},
  author={J. L. Mac{\'i}as},
Most of the largest volcanoes in México are located at the frontal part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and in other isolated areas. This chapter considers some of these volcanoes: Colima, Nevado de Toluca, Popocatépetl, Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl), and Tacaná. El Chichón volcano is also considered within this group because of its catastrophic eruption in 1982. The volcanic edifi ce of these volcanoes, or part of it, was constructed during the late Pleistocene or even during the Holocene… Expand
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