Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08105
Pillow lavas from Xitle are exposed near the Cuicuilco Ceremonial Center, Mexico City. It is thought that the basaltic lava flows entered into a pond, causing the formation of pillow structures. The possibility that these flow textures indirectly represent "man-made" pillows (entering an artificial pond) has been considered.
Photo by Hugo Delgado, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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Keywords: lava flow | pillow lava | lava water interaction