San Borja Volcanic Field

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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  • 28.5°N
  • 113.75°W

  • 1360 m
    4461 ft

  • 341007
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for San Borja 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, 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.

Negrete-Aranda R, Canon-Tapia E, Brandle J M, Ortega-Rivera M A, Lee J K W, Spelz R M, Hinojosa-Corona A, 2010. Regional orientation of tectonic stress and the stress expressed by post-subduction high-magnesium volcanism in northern Baja California, Mexico: tectonics and volcanism of San Borja volcanic field. J Volc Geotherm Res, 192: 97-115.

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 San Borja volcanic field, also known as the El Rosarito volcanic field, is located in central Baja California NE of the Vizcaino Peninsula. Holocene lava flows occur at Rosarito and Morro San Domingo at the western end of the San Borja volcanic field along the coast north of the Vizcaino Peninsula. Some lava flows of the San Borja volcanic field 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). The Holocene lava flows in the western part of this alkalic volcanic field are of basaltic-andesite and andesitic composition.