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Los Flores

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Volcanic field
  • Pleistocene
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 22.58°N
  • 99.38°W

  • 520 m
    1706 ft

  • 341837
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Los Flores.

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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 Los Flores. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Los Flores 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 Los Flores.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Los Flores.

Photo Gallery

The wrinkled surface of a pahoehoe lava flow of Los Flores volcanic field is exposed near the town of Nuevo Morelos. The basaltic lava flow, seen here about 35 km from its source at Cerro Partido, traveled about 80 km to the SSE down a narrow valley in the Sierra Madre Oriental. The geologic hammer at the lower right provides scale.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Cerro el Mocajete, seen here from the NW with a wall formed of lava blocks in the foreground, is one of the many pyroclastic cones of the Tertiary-to-Quaternary Los Flores volcanic field. It lies in one of many NNW-SSE-trending fault-bounded valleys of the limestone Sierra Madre Oriental, to the west of a lengthy lava flow originating from Cerro Partido. These volcanoes are located in the rugged Sierra Madre Oriental at the conjunction of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, and San Luis Potosí.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
A pressure ridge on the surface of a lava flow from El Molcajete pyroclastic cone rises above agricultural lands on the valley floor about 2 km SW of Molcajete. The flow is one of the youngest from the Los Flores volcanic field in the Sierra Madre Oriental.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).
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: Ciudad Valles
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ciudad Valles

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

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

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

Title: Estado de Guanajuato
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Guanajuato
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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