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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07482

The snow-capped peaks of Iztaccíhuatl (right) and Popocatépetl (left) rise above farmlands at the eastern margin of the Puebla basin and are the centerpieces of Izta-Popocatépetl National Park.  Andesitic and dacitic lava flows erupted from the N-S-trending chain of volcanoes forming the summit of Iztaccíhuatl extend all the way to the base of the volcano.  A steam plume rises from the summit of Popocatépetl in this 1996 photo. Photo by José Macías, 1996 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

The snow-capped peaks of Iztaccíhuatl (right) and Popocatépetl (left) rise above farmlands at the eastern margin of the Puebla basin and are the centerpieces of Izta-Popocatépetl National Park. Andesitic and dacitic lava flows erupted from the N-S-trending chain of volcanoes forming the summit of Iztaccíhuatl extend all the way to the base of the volcano. A steam plume rises from the summit of Popocatépetl in this 1996 photo.

Photo by José Macías, 1996 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).


Popocatépetl

Iztaccíhuatl