Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08004
Malinche is the most prominent volcano between the Popocatépetl-Iztaccíhuatl and Orizaba-Cofre de Perote volcanic ranges. Much of the andesitic-dacitic volcano, seen here in an aerial view from the SE, was constructed during the Pleistocene. Deep glacially carved canyons dissect the flanks of the 4461-m-high volcano. Holocene lahars from La Malinche associated with an eruption about 3100 years ago reached the Puebla basin and affected precolumbian settlements.
Photo by Gerardo Carrasco-Núñez, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).