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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).

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).


Michoacán-Guanajuato