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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07661

The Cerro Papayo dacite lava dome is located 2.5 km S of the pass in the northern Sierra Nevada between Mexico City and Puebla. The 1-km-wide dome rises 230 m above surrounding lava flows and produced voluminous lava flows that traveled about 10 km ENE toward the Puebla basin and 10 km WSW into the Valley of Mexico. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

The Cerro Papayo dacite lava dome is located 2.5 km S of the pass in the northern Sierra Nevada between Mexico City and Puebla. The 1-km-wide dome rises 230 m above surrounding lava flows and produced voluminous lava flows that traveled about 10 km ENE toward the Puebla basin and 10 km WSW into the Valley of Mexico.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

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