Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08101
Paracho volcano is one of the many small stratovolcanoes of the Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field. It is seen here from the west with its summit crater filled by a flat-topped lava dome that is the site of a radio antenna station. The dome fills the head of a large erosional valley that extends from the summit to the volcano's flank. Edifice collapse has affected the eastern side of the volcano, producing a major debris-avalanche deposit covering an area of about 175 sq km.
Photo by Hugo Delgado, 1991 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).