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Barcena volcano, Mexico

Barcena volcano, Mexico, Volcano photo


Barcena volcano, Mexico

An aerial view from the SE shows the Barcena tuff cone, constructed during an eruption in the Revillagigedo Islands off the western coast of Mexico during 1952-53.

The 700-m-wide crater is partially filled by small lava domes, and a fissure on the flank of the cone fed the black lava delta at the lower right.

The tuff cone was constructed to a height of about 330 m from near sea level within the first few weeks of an eruption that began on August 1.

The first lava dome had formed by mid-September, and flank lava effusion began on December 8.

PHOTO SOURCE: Adrian Richards 1955, US Geological Survey, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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