Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09983
Santa Ana shield volcano of the Apan-Tezontepec volcanic field seen from the NW. The volcano is of Pleistocene age and has an elevation of 3020 m. The city at the volcano's foot is Sahagún. The Apan-Tezontepec volcanic field in the NE part of the Valley of Mexico covers portions of the states of Hildalgo, Tlaxcala, and México and contains about 300 eruptive centers. The vast majority of these are scoria cones, but shield volcanoes, lava flows, and lava domes are also present.
Photo by Armando García, 1998 (courtesy of José Macías, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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