Jaraguay Volcanic Field

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Cinder cone(s)
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  • 29.33°N
  • 114.5°W

  • 960 m
    3149 ft

  • 341004
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Jaraguay Volcanic Field. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Calmus T, Aguillon-Robles A, Maury R C, Bellon H, Benoit M, Cotten J, Bourgois J, Michaud F, 2003. Spatial and temporal evolution of basalts and magnesian andesites ("bajaites") from Baja California, Mexico: the role of slab melts. Lithos, 66: 77-105.

Gastil R G, Krummenacher D, Minch J, 1979. The record of Cenozoic volcanism around the Gulf of California. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 90: 839-857.

Gastil R G, Phillips R P, Allison E C, 1975. Reconnaissance geology of the State of Baja California. Geol Soc Amer Mem, 140: 1-170.

Luhr J F, Kimberly P G, Siebert L, Aranda-Gomez J J, Housh T B, Kysar Mattietti G, 2006. Quaternary volcanic rocks: insights from the MEXPET petrological and geochemical database. In: Siebe S, Macias J-L, Aguirre-Diaz G J (eds) Neogone-Quaternary continental margin volcanism: a perspective from Mexico, {Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap}, 402: 1-44.

Rogers G, Saunders A D, Terrell D J, Verma S P, Marriner G F, 1985. Geochemistry of Holocene volcanic rocks associated with ridge subduction in Baja California, Mexico. Nature, 315: 389-392.

Saunders A D, Rogers G, Marriner G F, Terrell D J, Verma S P, 1987. Geochemistry of Cenozoic volcanic rocks, Baja California, Mexico: implications for the petrogenesis of post-subduction magmas. J Volc Geotherm Res, 32: 223-245.

Sawlan M G, 1991. Magmatic evolution of the Gulf of California rift. In: Dauphin J P and Simoneit B A (eds) {The Gulf and Peninsular Province of the Californias}, Amer Assoc Petrol Geol Mem, 47: 301-369.

The Jaraguay volcanic field is the northernmost of a group of large young alkalic volcanic fields in Baja California. Located primarily on the Pacific Ocean side of northern Baja between Jaraguay and Arroyo San José, the Jaraguay field contains numerous youthful-looking cinder cones and associated basaltic and basaltic-andesite lava flows. Some lava flows are less vegetated than flows of the San Quintín volcanic field to the north that overlie 5000-6000 year-old midden deposits (Rogers et al., 1985). Several Holocene lava flows were erupted near the south side of Arroyo San José at the SW end of the Jaraguay volcanic field.