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Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Caldera
  • 3050 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.4°N
  • 100.25°W

  • 3500 m
    11483 ft

  • 341061
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Zitácuaro-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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo.

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).
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: Valle de Bravo
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Valle de Bravo
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: Morelia
Publisher: SPP & INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Morelia
Title: Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mexico
Year: 1985
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mexico
Title: Ciudad de Mexico
Publisher: SPP & INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1984
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ciudad de Mexico
Title: Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Publisher: CETENAL
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Tejupilco de Hidalgo
Title: Estado de Oaxaca
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de Oaxaca
Title: Estado de Guanajuato
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Guanajuato
Title: Estado de Michoacan de Ocampo
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Michoacan de Ocampo
Title: Estado de Guerrero
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Guerrero
Title: Estado de Mexico
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Estado de Mexico
Title: Estado de Morelos
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Estado de Morelos
Title: Ixtapan de la Sal
Publisher: Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional
Country: Mexico
Year: 1980
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Ixtapan de la Sal
Title: Volcan Nevado de Toluca
Publisher: Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional
Country: Mexico
Year: 1980
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Volcan Nevado de Toluca
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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