Comondú-La Purísima

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  • 26°N
  • 111.92°W

  • 780 m
    2558 ft

  • 341012
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Comondú-La Purísima.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Comondú-La Purísima.

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Eruptive History


The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Comondú-La Purísima. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Comondú-La Purísima 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 Comondú-La Purísima.

Emission History


There is no Emissions History data available for Comondú-La Purísima.

Photo Gallery


A young cinder cone rises above cactus-covered terrain NE of the town of La Purísima. The Comondú-La Purísima volcanic field, located in southern Baja California, west of the Sierra de la Giganta, has been active from the Miocene to the Quaternary. The youngest lavas form blocky flows with flow ridges and are mostly located in the area between Comondú and La Purísima river. Vents usually occur along NNW-trending faults, and many lava flows are offset, sometimes repeatedly, along grabens.

Photo by Brian Hausback, 1983 (California State University, Sacramento).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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