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Guadalupe

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 29.07°N
  • 118.28°W

  • 1100 m
    3609 ft

  • 341006
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  • Summit
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Guadalupe.

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Eruptive History

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

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Guadalupe.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Guadalupe.

Photo Gallery

The north-south-trending Guadalupe Island is seen is this 1991 Space Shuttle photograph. The shadow at the northern end of the island marks the scarp of a caldera cutting the northern of two shield volcanoes forming Guadalupe; the eastern rim of the caldera lies beneath the sea. The northern volcano is the younger of the two, and its caldera is partially filled by endogenous lava domes and viscous lava flows. The youngest activity produced a series of alkali basaltic cinder cones and lava flows.

Photo by National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), 1991.
See title for photo information.
Steep sea cliffs forming headlands at the southern end of Guadalupe Island expose thick lava flows burying bedded pyroclastic rocks at the lower right. The southernmost of two major shield volcanoes forming the island is the oldest.

Photo by Al Segel, 1963 (courtesy of Rodey Batiza, University of Hawaii).
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A buried valley filling lava flow sequence is exposed in the center of the photo in a cliff face on the west side of Guadalupe Island. Pyroclastic deposits from cinder cones formed along fissures cutting the southernmost of two large shield volcanoes forming the island are seen above the flows.

Photo by Al Segel, 1963 (courtesy of Rodey Batiza, University of Hawaii).
See title for photo information.
Ruggedly disssected Guadalupe Island consists of two large shield volcanoes, both of which have undergone caldera collapse. A younger volcanic series erupted from flank and fissure vents covers much of the island and fills their calderas. Pyroclastic cones were erupted primarily along fissures trending both NW-SE and NE-SW, although some lie along faults near the southern rim of the caldera of the younger northern volcano.

Photo by Rodey Batiza (University of Hawaii).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Mexico, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mexico, US- AZ
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mexico, United States
Title: W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: MI
Map Type: Geology (Volcano)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Title: Estado de Baja California
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de Baja California
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 6 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117622-1 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117622-2 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117622-3 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117622-4 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117622-5 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117622-6 Quartz -- --
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