Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10208
The Tres Vírgenes volcanic complex in central Baja California consists of a NE-SW-trending chain of three volcanoes, seen here from the SE. Volcanism has migrated over time to the SW. El Azufre is the intermediate-age cone to the right and La Vírgen is to the left. The latest major eruption produced a Plinian pumice fall deposit and thick lava flows from a vent near the ridge seen halfway up the SW flank (left).
Photo by Brian Hausback, 1990 (California State University, Sacramento).
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