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Northern Atenguillo

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Shield(s)
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 20.75°N
  • 104.5°W

  • 1700 m
    5577 ft

  • 341817
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Northern Atenguillo.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Northern Atenguillo. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Northern Atenguillo page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Northern Atenguillo.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Northern Atenguillo.

Photo Gallery

The terraced Río Ameca valley cuts through flat-lying basaltic lava plateaus of the Northern Atenguillo volcanic field of Pliocene-to-early Pleistocene age. The northernmost of these basaltic plateaus, El Rosario, has been dated at about 640,000 years.

Photo by Paul Wallace, 1998 (University of California Berkeley).
See title for photo information.
The low-angle La Laja shield volcano lies at the southern end of the Plio-Pleistocene Northern Atenguillo volcanic field in the Jalisco tectonic block of western México. La Laja was dated at about 660,000 years. Initial phreatomagmatic eruptions at La Laja produced pyroclastic-surge and airfall deposits. These were followed by the extrusion of a thick sequence of lava flows that built the symmetrical shield volcano. The flows blocked the Río Atenguillo, forming an ephemeral 20-km-long lake.

Photo by Paul Wallace, 1998 (University of California Berkeley).
See title for photo information.
Cerro La Cienega is a broad andesitic shield volcano that lies east of the Atenguillo river near the center of the Northern Atenguillo volcanic field. It is one of three Pliocene andesitic centers in the volcanic field, which also includes the La Laja shield volcano and the El Rosario lava plateau of Pleistocene age.

Photo by Paul Wallace, 1998 (University of California Berkeley).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Puerto Vallarta
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Puerto Vallarta

Title: Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Publisher: Recursos Minerales and Institute de Gelogia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1992
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana

Title: Manzanillo
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1991
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Manzanillo

Title: Tapalpa
Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica
Country: Mexico
Year: 1988
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Tapalpa

Title: Guadalajara
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Guadalajara

Title: Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mexico
Year: 1985
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mexico

Title: Estado de Sinaloa
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de  Sinaloa

Title: Estado de Durango
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de  Durango

Title: Estado de Nayarit
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Nayarit

Title: Estado de Jalisco
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Jalisco

Title: Estado de Colima
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Estado de Colima

Title: Atemajac de Brizuela
Publisher: Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional
Country: Mexico
Year: 1974
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Atemajac de Brizuela
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Northern Atenguillo in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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