Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07982
The summit depression of Tequila volcano is breached narrowly to the NE and originated from erosional excavation. A prominent 300-m-high dacitic spine, left after erosional removal of softer rocks surrounding the vent, forms the dramatic steep-sided peak at the left. The spine was dated at about 210,000 years and probably represents the latest activity from the central vent.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 1979 (Smithsonian Institution).
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