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Recent explosive volcanism at the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

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G. Carrasco-Núñez
G. Carrasco-Núñez
Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla, Querétaro, Qro., 76230 Mexico
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P. Dávila-Harris
P. Dávila-Harris
Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla, Querétaro, Qro., 76230 Mexico
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N.R. Riggs
N.R. Riggs
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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M.H. Ort
M.H. Ort
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
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B.W. Zimmer
B.W. Zimmer
Department of Geology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA
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C.P. Willcox
C.P. Willcox
Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE17RH, UK
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M.J. Branney
M.J. Branney
Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE17RH, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2012

Abstract

The eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt is characterized by a diversity of volcanoes that are related to different processes and eruptive styles. The spectacular exposures of late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanism provide a unique opportunity to explore a variety of volcanic features and deposits that may be relevant for volcanic hazard assessments within the area. This three-day field guide describes selected representative examples of the regional volcanism showing volcanic features including thick pyroclastic successions derived from the explosive activity of Los Humeros caldera volcano, caldera-rim effusions, alternating explosive and effusive activity of a vitrophyric rhyolite dome (Cerro Pizarro), and the eruptive activity of two composi-tionally contrasting maar volcanoes: Atexcac, a classic basaltic maar and Cerro Pinto, a rhyolitic tuff ring—dome complex.

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GSA Field Guide

The Southern Cordillera and Beyond

José Jorge Aranda-Gómez
José Jorge Aranda-Gómez
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Centro de Geociencias Campus Juriquilla Querétaro Qro. 76230 México
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Gustavo Tolson
Gustavo Tolson
Instituto de Geología Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México México D.F. 04510 México
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Roberto S. Molina-Garza
Roberto S. Molina-Garza
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Centro de Geociencias Campus Juriquilla Querétaro Qro. 76230 México
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Geological Society of America
Volume
25
ISBN electronic:
9780813756257
Publication date:
January 01, 2012

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