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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05518

The SE part of the Chichinautzin volcanic field, seen here from the east on the flanks of the Sierra Nevada, forms a major topographic barrier at the southern end of the Valley of Mexico. Several small shield volcanoes, including Volcán Tláloc, appear on the horizon. The shield volcanoes have smaller cones on their flanks, some of which were also constructed on the floor of the Valley of Mexico. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

The SE part of the Chichinautzin volcanic field, seen here from the east on the flanks of the Sierra Nevada, forms a major topographic barrier at the southern end of the Valley of Mexico. Several small shield volcanoes, including Volcán Tláloc, appear on the horizon. The shield volcanoes have smaller cones on their flanks, some of which were also constructed on the floor of the Valley of Mexico.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: volcanic field


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