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Comondú-La Purísima

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26°N
  • 111.92°W

  • 780 m
    2559 ft

  • 341012
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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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.

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

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.
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: San Isidro
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of San Isidro
Title: Loreto
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Loreto
Title: Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Publisher: Recursos Minerales and Institute de Gelogia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1992
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Title: San Isidro
Publisher: INEGI Direccion General de Geografia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of San Isidro
Title: San Venancio
Publisher: INEGI Direccion General de Geografia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of San Venancio
Title: Poza Grande
Publisher: SPP Direccion General de Geografia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Poza Grande
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: Estado de Baja California Sur
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de Baja California Sur
Title: Estado de Sonora
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de Sonora
Title: Villa Constitucion
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1981
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Villa Constitucion
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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