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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08141

The large forested area above the center of the photo is Cerro Tecolote, an eroded stratovolcano.  Cerro la Cabras (upper left) is a prominent breached cinder cone located roughly 50 km NE of Parícutin that fed a lava flow that extends across the upper part of the photo.  Mexican highway 15 travels across the flow, which is of Pleistocene age.  Cerro Pajarito cinder cone lies just south of Cerro Tecolote, and another cone is on the SW flank of the volcano.   Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).

The large forested area above the center of the photo is Cerro Tecolote, an eroded stratovolcano. Cerro la Cabras (upper left) is a prominent breached cinder cone located roughly 50 km NE of Parícutin that fed a lava flow that extends across the upper part of the photo. Mexican highway 15 travels across the flow, which is of Pleistocene age. Cerro Pajarito cinder cone lies just south of Cerro Tecolote, and another cone is on the SW flank of the volcano.

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


Michoacán-Guanajuato