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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07956

The flat-topped Cerro el Chino lava dome, seen here from the SSE, is a silicic lava dome of the Acatlán volcanic field.  This volcanic field, located SW of La Primavera caldera, consists of a group of andesitic cones, rhyolitic lava domes, and lava flows associated with an indistinct caldera.  Following eruption of the compositionally zoned Acatlán ignimbrite, a series of rhyolitic and dacitic lava domes, andesitic cones and lava flows, and Quaternary cinder cones were erupted throughout the Acatlán volcanic field.   Photo by Jim Luhr, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).

The flat-topped Cerro el Chino lava dome, seen here from the SSE, is a silicic lava dome of the Acatlán volcanic field. This volcanic field, located SW of La Primavera caldera, consists of a group of andesitic cones, rhyolitic lava domes, and lava flows associated with an indistinct caldera. Following eruption of the compositionally zoned Acatlán ignimbrite, a series of rhyolitic and dacitic lava domes, andesitic cones and lava flows, and Quaternary cinder cones were erupted throughout the Acatlán volcanic field.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).


Acatlán Volcanic Field