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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07713

Volcán Pelado is a small shield volcano in the eastern part of the Chichinautzin field with a cone at the summit. Formation of the volcano, between about 10,500 and 9,260 years ago, was accompanied by pyroclastic flows that entrained pottery fragments from nearby settlements. Volcán Pelado lies 10 km south of Xitle, another scoria cone of the Chichinautzin volcanic field that erupted less than 2,000 years ago. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

Volcán Pelado is a small shield volcano in the eastern part of the Chichinautzin field with a cone at the summit. Formation of the volcano, between about 10,500 and 9,260 years ago, was accompanied by pyroclastic flows that entrained pottery fragments from nearby settlements. Volcán Pelado lies 10 km south of Xitle, another scoria cone of the Chichinautzin volcanic field that erupted less than 2,000 years ago.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: scoria cone


Chichinautzin