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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08139

Volcán la Mina, the cinder cone near the center-left margin of the photo, was radiocarbon dated at about 17,170 years ago.  It is located about 90 km NE of Parícutin.  The breached cone fed a large lava flow to the NE.  Another breached cone, Volcan el Melón (lower left), was the source of a lava flow that traveled east to the present-day outskirts of the village of Capalu and appears to be younger than Volcán la Mina. Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).

Volcán la Mina, the cinder cone near the center-left margin of the photo, was radiocarbon dated at about 17,170 years ago. It is located about 90 km NE of Parícutin. The breached cone fed a large lava flow to the NE. Another breached cone, Volcan el Melón (lower left), was the source of a lava flow that traveled east to the present-day outskirts of the village of Capalu and appears to be younger than Volcán la Mina.

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


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