Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09978
This view from the north shows the Cerro el Cacique lava dome, part of the extensive Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo volcanic field in the central Mexican Volcanic Belt. The dome rises over the city of Heroica de Zitácuaro, which is built on top of a deposit originating from collapse of the Cerro Pelón lava dome (visible to the left of the Cacique dome). Andesite lava flows to the south in the Valle de Bravo area are as young as about 5,000 years.
Photo by Lucia Capra, 1993 (courtesy of José Macías, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
Keywords: lava dome