Isla Isabel

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Tuff cone(s)
  • Unknown
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  • 21.848°N
  • 105.886°W

  • 95 m
    312 ft

  • 341023
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Isla Isabel. 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.

Aranda-Gomez J J, 1999. . (pers. comm.).

Cabral-Cano E, Armienta-Hernandez M A, Urrutia-Fucugauchi J, 1990. Reconocimiento geologico y paleomagnetico en la Isla Isabel, Narayit, Mexico. Rev Geofis, 31: 161-184.

Housh T B, Aranda-Gomez J J, Luhr J F, 2010. Isla Isabel (Nayarit, Mexico): Quaternary alkalic basalts with mantle xenoliths erupted in the mouth of the Gulf of California. J Volc Geotherm Res, 197: 85-107.

Luhr J F, 1999. . (pers. comm.).

Isla Isabel, a complex of tuff cones and associated lava flows, forms a small 1.5-km-long island located in the Pacific Ocean 30 km off the coast of Narayit state, NW of the city of Tepic. Despite its apparent location at the western end of the Mexican Volcanic Belt, Isla Isabel consists of alkaline basaltic rocks and tephra similar to those of other Mexican island volcanoes and in the Northern Mexican Extensional Province. The island is a wildlife sanctuary whose rocks and vegetation are mantled with guano. Spectacular exposures of the interior of the tuff cones forming the island can be found in sea cliffs of the main island and offshore islets. The age of the most recent eruptive activity is not known, but morphology and a negative Argon-Argon age from a young sample suggests activity may have continued into the Holocene. One youthful-looking unvegetated lava flow of unknown age is located on the NW side of the island.