Zitacuaro-Valle de Bravo

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.4°N
  • 100.25°W

  • 3500 m
    11480 ft

  • 341061
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
3050 BCE ± 2000 years Unknown Confirmed 0 Potassium-Argon West of Valle de Bravo

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.

Photo Gallery


A panoramic view from the north shows the 3200-m-high dacitic Cerro el Cacique lava dome, part of the extensive Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo volcanic field in the central Mexican Volcanic Belt. The dome rises dramatically over the city of Heroica de Zitácuaro (100,000 inhabitants), which is built on top of a pyroclastic-flow deposit originating from collapse of the Cerro Pelón lava dome (visible to the left of the Cacique dome). Andesitic lava flows to the south in the Valle de Bravo area are as young as about 5000 years.

Photo by Lucia Capra, 1993 (courtesy of José Macías, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Zitacuaro-Valle de Bravo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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