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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07962

The Valle de Santiago in the NE part of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field NW of Lake Yuriria contains a group of maars formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions. The maars, four of which are lake-filled, range from 0.8 to 1.8 km in diameter, are 80 to 180 m deep, and are probably Holocene in age. This photo shows the Hoya Rincón de Parangüeo maar at the northern end of the group. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).

The Valle de Santiago in the NE part of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field NW of Lake Yuriria contains a group of maars formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions. The maars, four of which are lake-filled, range from 0.8 to 1.8 km in diameter, are 80 to 180 m deep, and are probably Holocene in age. This photo shows the Hoya Rincón de Parangüeo maar at the northern end of the group.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Keywords: maar | crater | crater lake


Michoacán-Guanajuato