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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07714

The cone of Volcán Pelado is located SE of Ajusco volcano. The eruption of the cone, seen here from the SE, produced pyroclastic flows that traveled to the north, east, and south. Lava flows that erupted from E-W-trending fissures cover an area of about 63 km2. Pottery shards have been found within the deposits, indicating that the eruption affected neighboring settlements. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

The cone of Volcán Pelado is located SE of Ajusco volcano. The eruption of the cone, seen here from the SE, produced pyroclastic flows that traveled to the north, east, and south. Lava flows that erupted from E-W-trending fissures cover an area of about 63 km2. Pottery shards have been found within the deposits, indicating that the eruption affected neighboring settlements.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: scoria cone | lava flow


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