Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03801
Volcán la Malinche, seen here in an aerial view from the NE, is an eroded stratovolcano, cut by deep canyons, that rises to 4461 m NE of the city of Puebla. Malinche occupies an isolated position between the Popocatépetl-Iztaccíhuatl and Orizaba-Cofre de Perote volcanic ranges. Much of the andesitic-dacitic volcano was constructed during the Pleistocene and the summit exhibits evidence of glacial erosion, but recent work has identified tephra layers of Holocene age that originated from Malinche.
Photo by Steve Nelson, 1987 (Tulane University).