La Gloria

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.33°N
  • 97.25°W

  • 3500 m
    11480 ft

  • 341097
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for La Gloria.

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


The N-S-trending Cofre de Perote-Pico de Orizaba volcanic chain is perpendicular to the trend of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. This view southward from the summit of Cofre de Perote towards glacier-capped Pico de Orizaba in the background shows two lesser known volcanic complexes in between. The La Gloria volcanic field, also known as the Desconocido-Tecomales volcanic field, forms the dissected area in the center of the photo, and Las Cumbres volcano is the broad range that extends from in front of Orizaba to the right-center horizon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
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The western side of La Gloria volcanic complex rises above the Serdán Oriental basin. La Gloria complex forms a sparsely populated volcanic highland between Cofre de Perote and Las Cumbres volcanoes. The name of La Gloria volcanic field (also known as the Desconocido-Tecomales volcanic field) originates from a town at its NW base. Numerous pyroclastic cones, some of which have a youthful morphology, are scattered throughout the complex on both sides of two major east-facing escarpments.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
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The 70-km-long NNE-SSW-trending Cofre de Perote-Pico de Orizaba chain is the easternmost of three volcanic chains perpendicular to the trend of the Mexican Volcanic Belt (MVB). The andesitic-dacitic Cofre de Perote shield volcano and snow-capped Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) anchor the northern and southern ends of the chain, respectively. As with other transverse chains in the MVB, volcanism has migrated to the south, but here young satellitic cones of Pleistocene-to-Holocene age are scattered throughout the chain.

ASTER satellite image, 2001 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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