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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07685

Large compound horseshoe-shaped scarps, formed in part by edifice collapse, truncate the eastern side of Cofre de Perote volcano, forming a steep barren wall below the summit.  The massive size of the low-angle andesitic-dacitic shield volcano can be appreciated in this photo taken from the historic town of Coatepec, which lies 21 km ESE and 3000 m below the summit.  The volcano is the centerpiece of Cofre de Perote National Park. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

Large compound horseshoe-shaped scarps, formed in part by edifice collapse, truncate the eastern side of Cofre de Perote volcano, forming a steep barren wall below the summit. The massive size of the low-angle andesitic-dacitic shield volcano can be appreciated in this photo taken from the historic town of Coatepec, which lies 21 km ESE and 3000 m below the summit. The volcano is the centerpiece of Cofre de Perote National Park.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote