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  • 29.08°N
  • 113.513°W

  • 440 m
    1443 ft

  • 341005
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Coronado.

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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Unrest / Holocene

440 m / 1443 ft


Volcano Types


Rock Types

No Data (checked)

Tectonic Setting

Rift zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)


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Geological Summary

Volcán Coronado is a small stratovolcano at the northern tip of Coronado Island, 3 km off the eastern coast of Baja California in the Canal de los Ballenas. The roughly 440-m-high volcano forms a 2-km-wide peninsula at the northern end of the elongated NNW-SSE-trending island and contains a 300 x 160 m wide crater. The age of the most recent eruptive activity from Volcán Coronado is not known, although fumarolic activity was reported in September 1539 (Medina et al., 1989).


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Medina F, Suarez F, Espindola J M, 1989. Historic and Holocene volcanic centers in NW Mexico. Bull Volc Eruptions, 26: 91-93.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Coronado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Coronado page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Coronado.

Photo Gallery

Volcán Coronado (right horizon), a small stratovolcano at the northern tip of Coronado Island, rises behind a group of kayakers across the Canal de los Ballenas (Channel of the Whales). The roughly 440-m-high volcano forms a 2-km-wide peninsula and contains a 300 x 160 m wide crater. The elongated NNW-SSE-trending island lies 3 km off the eastern coast of Baja California.

Photo by Brian Hausback, 1994 (California State University, Sacramento).
An aerial view from the SW overlooks the Bay of Los Angeles in the foreground in the east-central part of Baja California. Isla Coronado is the irregular elongated island at the upper left center with four distinct segments; Volcán Coronado forms the largest peninsula at the northern tip of the island. Elongated Angel de la Guarda Island across the Canal de los Ballenas stretches across the top of the photo.

Photo by Brian Hausback, 1996 (California State University, Sacramento).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Coronado in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Coronado Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.