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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).

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).


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