Naolinco Volcanic Field

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 1200 BCE
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.67°N
  • 96.75°W

  • 2000 m
    6560 ft

  • 341095
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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
1200 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Rincón de Chapultepec

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.

Carrasco-Nunez G, Siebert L, Diaz-Castellon R, Vazquez-Selem L, Capra L, 2010. Evolution and hazards of a long-quiescent compound shield-like volcano: Cofre de Perote, Eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. J Volc Geotherm Res, 197: 209-224.

Ferrari L , Tagami T, Eguchi M, Orozco-Esquivel M T, Petrone C M, Jacobo-Albarran J, Lopez-Martinez M, 2005. Geology, geochronology and tectonic setting of late Cenozoic volcanism along the southwestern Gulf of Mexico: the Eastern Alkaline Province revisited. J Volc Geotherm Res, 146: 284-306.

Gomez-Tuena, LaGatta A B, Langmuir C H, Goldstein S L, Ortega-Gutierrez F, Carrasco-Nunez G, 2003. Temporal control of subduction magmatism in the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt: mantle sources, slab contributions, and crustal contamination. Geochem Geophys Geosyst, 4(8): 1-33.

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.

Negendank J F W, Emmermann R, Krawczyk R, Mooser F, Tobschall H, Werle D, 1985. Geological and geochemical investigations on the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Geof Internac, 24: 477-575.

Rodriguez S R, Morales-Barrera W, Layer P, Gonzalez-Mercado E, 2010. A quaternary monogenetic volcanic field in the Xalapa region, eastern Trans-Mexican volcanic belt: geology, distribution and morphology of the volcanic vents. J Volc Geotherm Res, 197: 149-166.

Siebert L, Carrasco-Nunez G, 2002. Late-Pleistocene to precolumbian behind-the-arc mafic volcanism in the eastern Mexican Volcanic Belt; implications for future hazards. J Volc Geotherm Res, 115: 179-205.

The Naolinco volcanic field in the Sierra de Chiconquiaco range north of Jalapa (Xalapa), the capital city of the state of Veracruz, consists of a broad area of scattered Quaternary pyroclastic cones and associated dominantly basaltic lava flows. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene pyroclastic cones cover an E-W-trending area on both sides of the town of Naolinco de Victoria. The largest cone is 2000-m-high Cerro Acatlán, located NE of Naolinco de Victoria. This and other nearby cones have fed voluminous lava flows that traveled down regional gradients to the south and SE. The Coacoatzintla lava flow from the Rincón de Chapultepec scoria cone in the western part of the field was erupted about 3000 years ago and is the youngest flow of the Naolinco volcanic field.