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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07684

A series of waterfalls that form a popular tourist attraction near the town of Xico on the eastern flank of Cofre de Perote pours over a massive lava flow from the volcano.  Cofre de Perote was constructed along the margin of the Mexican Altiplano, and thick viscous Pleistocene lava flows extend tens of kilometers down the eastern flanks of the volcano towards the coastal plain. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

A series of waterfalls that form a popular tourist attraction near the town of Xico on the eastern flank of Cofre de Perote pours over a massive lava flow from the volcano. Cofre de Perote was constructed along the margin of the Mexican Altiplano, and thick viscous Pleistocene lava flows extend tens of kilometers down the eastern flanks of the volcano towards the coastal plain.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote