Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10186
Radial drainages outlining two pyroclastic cones capping the Los Atlixcos shield volcano are visible immediately left (west) of the weather cloud and 2 km farther west at the left center. The two cones, both known as Cerro los Atlixcos, were constructed along an E-W line and rise 200-300 m above a connecting saddle. The 800-m-high western cone is 100 m higher than the eastern cone; both cones are breached to the east. Lava flows from Los Atlixcos reached the Gulf of Mexico along a broad front.
ASTER satellite image, 2002 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).
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