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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07487

The Sierra Nevada SE of Mexico City is capped by two massive stratovolcanoes.  Iztaccíhuatl, in the center of the N-S-trending range, is at the upper left, and steaming Popocatépetl is in the foreground at the southern extremity of the range.  The Sierra Nevada separates the Valley of Mexico from the Puebla basin, which can be seen to the east.  Ashfall from recent eruptions covers the summit snow cap of Popocatépetl in this 1996 photo. Photo by José Macías, 1996 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

The Sierra Nevada SE of Mexico City is capped by two massive stratovolcanoes. Iztaccíhuatl, in the center of the N-S-trending range, is at the upper left, and steaming Popocatépetl is in the foreground at the southern extremity of the range. The Sierra Nevada separates the Valley of Mexico from the Puebla basin, which can be seen to the east. Ashfall from recent eruptions covers the summit snow cap of Popocatépetl in this 1996 photo.

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


Popocatépetl

Iztaccíhuatl