Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08135
Lava flows from Parícutin (upper center) within the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field cover much of the northern half of this photo. The small white dot immediately NE of the cone is the flank vent of Nuevo Juatita. The latest lava flows that formed during 1952 originated from this vent and form the darker-colored flows that extend to the SE. Cerro Tzirapan is the larger scoria cone near the center, and older cones are to the upper left.
Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL), 1970.
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Galleries: Scoria Cones
Keywords: lava flow | scoria cone | crater | volcanic field