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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07689

The broad massif of Cofre de Perote volcano at the upper right anchors the northern end of a N-S-trending volcanic chain at the far eastern end of the Mexican Volcanic Belt.  Despite its low appearance, the 4282-m-high volcano, seen here from the SE, rises 3000 m above its eastern base.  Its broad profile was produced by the extrusion of thick sequences of andesitic-dacitic lava flows. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

The broad massif of Cofre de Perote volcano at the upper right anchors the northern end of a N-S-trending volcanic chain at the far eastern end of the Mexican Volcanic Belt. Despite its low appearance, the 4282-m-high volcano, seen here from the SE, rises 3000 m above its eastern base. Its broad profile was produced by the extrusion of thick sequences of andesitic-dacitic lava flows.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


Cofre de Perote