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).