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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07465

A wide-angle view of the Chichinautzin volcanic field from the flanks of Popocatépetl shows some of the abundant pyroclastic cones and low shield volcanoes that form the mostly monogenetic field. The massive Chichinautzin volcanic field covers more than 1,000 km2 and stretches 90 km in an E-W direction from the eastern base of Nevado de Toluca volcano (the light-colored peak on the far horizon) to the western flanks of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Photo by José Macías, 1998 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

A wide-angle view of the Chichinautzin volcanic field from the flanks of Popocatépetl shows some of the abundant pyroclastic cones and low shield volcanoes that form the mostly monogenetic field. The massive Chichinautzin volcanic field covers more than 1,000 km2 and stretches 90 km in an E-W direction from the eastern base of Nevado de Toluca volcano (the light-colored peak on the far horizon) to the western flanks of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl.

Photo by José Macías, 1998 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Keywords: volcanic field


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