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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).

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).

Keywords: lava flow | pillow lava | lava water interaction


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