Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Cofre de Perote
Cofre de Perote, a massive Quaternary andesitic-dacitic shield volcano that anchors the NNE end of a volcanic chain extending southward to Pico de Orizaba volcano, rises above banana plantations below its SE flank. A large compound escarpment formed in part by edifice collapse cuts the eastern side of the volcano. The upper part of this scarp forms the barren area below the summit. Numerous cinder cones, some of Holocene age, dot the flanks of the largely Pleistocene volcano. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:341096
Volcano Name:Cofre de Perote
Country:Mexico
Volcano Type:Shield(s)
Last Eruption:1150 CE
Elevation:4282m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:658
Pop. within 10km:18638
Pop. within 30km:885440
Pop. within 100km:4907992
Latitude:19.492
Longitude:-97.15



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
341096 Cofre de Perote 10504 Confirmed Eruption 2 Lower NE flank (El Volcancillo) Radiocarbon (corrected) 1150
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
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Data from the MaGa Database
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