Los Atlixcos

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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.809°N
  • 96.526°W

  • 800 m
    2624 ft

  • 341094
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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Los Atlixcos. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Los Atlixcos page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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


Pyroclastic cones capping the Los Atlixcos shield volcano lie left of the white atmospheric cloud at the center of the image. Lava flows from the shield volcano traveled north and east to reach the coast of the Gulf of Mexico along a broad front covering most of the coast in this view, which covers approximately 10 km in a N-S direction. The west-flowing Río El Tecuán at the bottom of the image defines the southern margin of the lava shield, while the NE-trending Río Santa Ana at the upper left marks the NE margin.

ASTER satellite image, 2002 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).
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Radial drainages outlining two pyroclastic cones capping the Los Atlixcos shield volcano are visible immediately left (west) of the weather cloud and 2 km farther west at the left center. The two cones, both known as Cerro los Atlixcos, were constructed along an E-W line and rise 200-300 m above a connecting saddle. The 800-m-high western cone is 100 m higher than the eastern cone; both cones are breached to the east. Lava flows from Los Atlixcos reached the Gulf of Mexico along a broad front.

ASTER satellite image, 2002 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Los Atlixcos in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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