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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.45°N
  • 104.73°W

  • 2340 m
    7675 ft

  • 341024
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Summary of eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1742 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

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.

Ferrari L, Nelson S A, Rosas-Elguera J, Aguirre G, 1997. Tectonics and volcanism of the western Mexican volcanic belt. IAVCEI General Assembly, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 19-24, 1997, Fieldtrip Guidebook, Excursion no 12, 61 p.

Foshag W F, Gonzalez-Reyna J, 1956. Birth and development of Paricutin volcano. U S Geol Surv Bull, 965-D: 355-489.

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.

Nelson S A, 1989. . (pers. comm.).

Nelson S A, Carmichael I S E, 1984. Pleistocene to Recent alkalic volcanism in the region of Sanganguey volcano, Nayarit, Mexico. Contr Mineral Petr, 85: 321-335.

Nelson S A, Livieres R A, 1986. Contemporaneous calc-alkaline and alkaline volcanism at Sanganguey volcano, Nayarit, Mexico. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 97: 798-808.

Sapper K, 1917. Katalog der Geschichtlichen Vulkanausbruche. Strasbourg: Karl J Trubner, 358 p.

Verma S P, Nelson S A, 1989. Isotopic and trace element constraints on the origin and evolution of alkaline and calc-alkaline magmas in the northwestern Mexican volcanic belt. J Geophys Res, 94: 4531-4544.

Sangangüey, the highest volcano of the NW-SE-trending Tepic-Zacoalco graben, is an eroded andesitic and dacitic stratovolcano that contains a prominent lava spine at its summit. The NW and SE flanks of the Pleistocene edifice of Volcán Sangangüey are dotted with 45 cinder cones that erupted during the past 300,000 years along 5 parallel lines. Some of the cinder cones appear morphologically similar to cones on nearby Ceboruco volcano that are known to be less than 1000 years old. There are no confirmed historical eruptions from Sangangüey. An incorrect report of an eruption in 1859 from San Juan (a synonym of Sangangüey) refers to the nearby Pleistocene San Juan volcano. An Indian tradition records an eruption of Sangangüey in 1742 (Sapper, 1917). If these legends are true, they may refer to an eruption from one of the young flank cinder cones of Sangangüey.