Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07445
Jocotitlán rises above the Toluca basin and is seen here from the NW. This side of the edifice has a horseshoe-shaped escarpment that formed as a result of gravitational failure of the summit during the early Holocene. The conical hills of Cerro San Miguel (left) and Cerro la Cruz (center) are part of the resulting debris avalanche deposit that covers an 80 km2 area to the NE.
Photo by José Macías, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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