News & updates:
Colima volcano (Western Mexico) activity update: extrusion of lava flow from summit, intermittent explosions
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
Mild effusive and explosive activity continue at the volcano. A recent overflight made by the Civil Protection's fire fighting department of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) showed no significant changes in the summit area of the volcano. A flat mass of viscous lava is slowly extruding and overspilling on the western and southern sides of the upper cone, causing incandescent avalanches sometimes visible at night. Intermittent explosions with ash emission also continue to occur. [more]
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
Activity has been low with less than 1 emission per day and no recent explosions. ... [more]
Volcanoes of Mexico (42 volcanoes)
Baja California, NW Mexico & Mexican Islands (16 volcanoes): Cerro Prieto | Pinacate | San Quintin | Isla San Luis | Jaraguay | Coronado | Guadaloupe | San Borja | unnamed | El Aguajito | Tres Virgenes | Isla Tortuga | Punta Pulpito | Comondu-La Purisima | Bárcena | Socorro
Western & Central Mexico (24 volcanoes): Durango | Sangangüey | Ceboruco | Mascota | Sierra la Primavera | Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) | Los Azufres | Los Atlixcos | Jocotitlán | Los Humeros | Naolinco | Colima | Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo | La Gloria | Papayo | Serdán-Oriental | La Malinche | Iztaccíhuatl | Las Cumbres | Nevado de Toluca | Chichinautzin | Pico de Orizaba | Popocatépetl | San Martín
Mexico's volcanoes are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and formed on the North American continental tectonic plate under which the oceanic Pacific and (in the south) Cocos plates are being subducted.
The most active volcanoes of the country are Popocatepetl, Colima and El Chichon, which had a major eruption in 1982 that cooled the world's climate in the following year.
All active volcanoes of Mexico are listed.