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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05944

Jorullo volcano (right-center) is seen in an aerial view from the SSW with Cerro la Pilita cone in the foreground.  The SW-flank satellitic vents of Jorullo are visible as the small, less-vegetated cones at its left base.  Lava flows from these flank vents were erupted in the middle part of the 1759-1774 eruption and moved to the NNW (left).  Cerro la Pilita is an older cone that emitted pre-historical lava flows along a narrow channel to the SW. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

Jorullo volcano (right-center) is seen in an aerial view from the SSW with Cerro la Pilita cone in the foreground. The SW-flank satellitic vents of Jorullo are visible as the small, less-vegetated cones at its left base. Lava flows from these flank vents were erupted in the middle part of the 1759-1774 eruption and moved to the NNW (left). Cerro la Pilita is an older cone that emitted pre-historical lava flows along a narrow channel to the SW.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).


Michoacán-Guanajuato