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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11351

The Cuautzin lava dome (right horizon) north of the crest of the Sierra Chichinautzin, with cnow-capped Iztaccihuatl volcano on the left horizon. It formed between about 7,360 and 8,225 radiocarbon years ago, producing lava flows and block-and-ash flow deposits around the dome. Cuautzin means "Seat of the Eagle" in the Nahuatl language.  Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).

The Cuautzin lava dome (right horizon) north of the crest of the Sierra Chichinautzin, with cnow-capped Iztaccihuatl volcano on the left horizon. It formed between about 7,360 and 8,225 radiocarbon years ago, producing lava flows and block-and-ash flow deposits around the dome. Cuautzin means "Seat of the Eagle" in the Nahuatl language.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: lava dome | volcanic field


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