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Volcán el Cántaro

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  • Mexico
  • Stratovolcano
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.72°N
  • 103.63°W

  • 2920 m
    9580 ft

  • 341823
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Volcán el Cántaro.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Volcán el Cántaro.

Eruptive History

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Volcán el Cántaro. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Volcán el Cántaro 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 Volcán el Cántaro.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Volcán el Cántaro.

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.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 21 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117590-1 Dacitic Pumice -- --
NMNH 117590-10 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-11 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-12 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-13 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-14 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-15 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-16 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-17 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-18 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-19 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-2 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-20 Hornblende Dacite -- --
NMNH 117590-21 Lamprophyre -- --
NMNH 117590-3 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-4 Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-5 Hornblende-Biotite Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-6 Dacitic Inclusion -- --
NMNH 117590-7 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-8 Hornblende Andesite -- --
NMNH 117590-9 Hornblende Andesite -- --
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