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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08138

Cerro el Jabalí (upper left) and the adjacent Cerro el Sapien (immediately to the east) produced the young unvegetated lava flow extending across the top of the photo.  Ashfall from Cerro el Jabalí cinder cone, located about 15 km SE of Parícutin, was dated at about 3830 years ago.  An even fresher lava flow with prominent flow levees was erupted from the small cone immediately SW of Cerro el Jabalí and may be even younger.  The city of Uruapan is at the right side of the photo, south of the circular Costo (Cerro Cotji) maar. Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).

Cerro el Jabalí (upper left) and the adjacent Cerro el Sapien (immediately to the east) produced the young unvegetated lava flow extending across the top of the photo. Ashfall from Cerro el Jabalí cinder cone, located about 15 km SE of Parícutin, was dated at about 3830 years ago. An even fresher lava flow with prominent flow levees was erupted from the small cone immediately SW of Cerro el Jabalí and may be even younger. The city of Uruapan is at the right side of the photo, south of the circular Costo (Cerro Cotji) maar.

Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).


Michoacán-Guanajuato