Punta Pulpito

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.517°N
  • 111.444°W

  • 131 m
    430 ft

  • 341804
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Punta Pulpito.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Punta Pulpito.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Punta Pulpito.

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Eruptive History

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

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Punta Pulpito.

Photo Gallery

The lower of the two small peninsulas at the lower right is Punta Púlpito, a Pleistocene obsidian dome dated at about 0.5 million years. The dome juts into the Gulf of California (right) in this NASA Landsat image with north to the top and lies east of the southern end of Bahía Concepción (upper left). The Saquicismunde geothermal area lies near the dome, and the larger Los Volcanes geothermal area, which lies along the coast about 5 km south of Punta el Púlpito, contains 18 fumaroles.

NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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