Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07715
The Chichinautzin volcanic field covers an area of more than 1,000 km2 in a 90-km-wide, E-W-trending area south of the Valley of Mexico. This view looks SE from the 1,600-year-old Xitle scoria cone to Volcán Yololica (the forested scoria cone to left of the center), with Volcán Cuauhtzin on the horizon (right-center) and Volcán Tlaloc to its left. The name Chichinautzin means Burning Lord in the Nahuatl language, and several eruptions have impacted Pre-Hispanic cultures in the Valley of Mexico.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: volcanic field