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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).

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).


Los Atlixcos