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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03779

The elongated Iztaccíhuatl has a more conical profile when viewed from the south at the Querentano hut on Popocatépetl.  Paso de Cortés, a 3680-m-high saddle, separates the two 5000-m-high peaks.  One of the youngest vents of Iztaccíhuatl is a dacitic lava flow north of this saddle.  The flow traveled 5 km to the east. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).

The elongated Iztaccíhuatl has a more conical profile when viewed from the south at the Querentano hut on Popocatépetl. Paso de Cortés, a 3680-m-high saddle, separates the two 5000-m-high peaks. One of the youngest vents of Iztaccíhuatl is a dacitic lava flow north of this saddle. The flow traveled 5 km to the east.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).


Iztaccíhuatl