Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07470
Iztaccíhuatl rises more than 2.5 km from the floor of the Valley of Mexico to form one of Mexico’s highest volcanoes. The profile of a sleeping woman in the legend of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl can be seen in this view from the west. The massive 450 km3 volcano is a composite of overlapping edifices along a N-S-trending line.
Photo by José Macías, 1995 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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