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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07682

The eastern side of the summit of Cofre de Perote volcano is truncated by a steep escarpment.  The volcano lies at the NNE end of a N-S-trending range that extends 50 km south to glacier-capped, historically active Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) volcano in the distance.  Like other N-S volcanic chains in México trending perpendicular to the Mexican Volcanic Belt, volcanism in the Cofre-Orizaba chain has migrated to the south.  Radio communication towers top the southern peak of Cofre's compound summit. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

The eastern side of the summit of Cofre de Perote volcano is truncated by a steep escarpment. The volcano lies at the NNE end of a N-S-trending range that extends 50 km south to glacier-capped, historically active Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) volcano in the distance. Like other N-S volcanic chains in México trending perpendicular to the Mexican Volcanic Belt, volcanism in the Cofre-Orizaba chain has migrated to the south. Radio communication towers top the southern peak of Cofre's compound summit.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote