La Gloria

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Volcanic field
  • Unknown
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  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 19.33°N
  • 97.25°W

  • 3500 m
    11480 ft

  • 341097
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for La Gloria. 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.

Carrasco-Nunez G, 1999. . (pers. comm.).

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.

Vaselli O, Tassi F, Duarte E, Fernandez E, Poreda R J, Delgado Huertas A, 2010. Evolution of fluid geochemistry at the Turrialba volcano (Costa Rica) from 1998 to 2008. Bull Volc, 72: 397-410.

A broad area of Quaternary volcanic rocks lies in a sparsely populated highland between Cofre de Perote and Las Cumbres volcanoes. Two large arcuate east-facing scarps of uncertain origin are the most prominent features of the La Gloria volcanic field, whose name originates from the town at its NW base. The complex is also known as the Desconocido-Tecomales volcanic field. Numerous pyroclastic cones, some of which have a youthful morphology, are scattered throughout the complex on both sides of the escarpments. The age of the most recent eruptions in this poorly studied region is not known, although some lava flows were classified by Negendank et al. (1985) as Holocene based on their youthful morphology.