Popocatepetl is a stratovolcano located in Central Mexico. It is the second largest volcano on the North American continent. After being dormant for 50 years, Popocatepetl became active in 1994. More »

The volcano Popocatépetl produces magma that is primarily andesite mixed with some dacite as of the current eruption cycle including 2015. This active stratovolcano, the second tallest peak in Mexico, has erupted primari... More »

The world's smallest volcano is the inactive Cuexcomate in Puebla, Mexico. Cuexcomate stands 43 feet tall, with a diameter of 76 feet. It was formed in 1064 as a result of an explosion of the nearby Popocatepetl. More »

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The volcano Popocatépetl produces magma that is primarily andesite mixed with some dacite as of the current eruption cycle including 2015. This active stratovolcano, the second tallest peak in Mexico, has erupted primari... More »

A composite cone volcano, or a stratovolcano, is built by multiple eruptions from surrounding volcanoes. They are formed over hundreds of thousands of years and have their entire structure build by magma flowing from geo... More »

The three major types of volcanoes are the cinder cone, the shield volcano and the stratovolcano. Each type differs in shape, size, erupted materials and eruption type. More »

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano, or a cone-shaped volcano, that is made from many layers of hardened ash, lava and other volcanic rock. Stratovolcanoes are also called composite volcanoes. More »