Active Volcanoes of Chiapas (Mexico): El Chichón and Tacaná

This ebook summarizes the stories performed at of the main energetic volcanoes of Chiapas (Mexico): El Chichón and Tacaná. El Chichón erupted explosively in 1982 killing greater than 2000 humans being the worst volcanic catastrophe in Mexico, and Tacaná produced gentle phreatic explosions in 1950 and 1986. simply after those explosions a surge of latest experiences started to unreveal their volcanic historical past and effect.

This e-book provides the cutting-edge advances in subject matters on the topic of the geologic environment of the 2 volcanoes, their eruptive background and composition of erupted items, the hydrothermal structures and their manifestations. Volcanic dangers and hazards and attainable mitigation plans are mentioned in accordance with the adventure of the catastrophic eruption of El Chichón that happened in 1982. The publication also will contain formerly unpublished fabric at the plants and the fauna of the sector and archaeological and social features of the world that's inhabited by means of indigenous humans.

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2014). Its products display a wider compositional range from basaltic andesite to dacite (53– 64 wt% SiO2; Fig. 7a). The three pumice-rich pyroclastic deposits (SP, TP, and LVPF), represent the most mafic products reported so far for the TVC (Fig. 7a), however, the mafic samples commonly show high loss on ignition values (5–6 wt%), suggesting the occurrence of alteration processes (Arce et al. 2008). A couple of mafic enclaves have been found in San Antonio and Tacaná lavas, and they show a compositional range from basalt to basaltic andesite (51–62 wt% SiO2; Fig.

The existence of a deep magma reservoir below El Chichón (Fig. 10) would be also suggested by seismic data previous to the 1982 eruption, which indicate a seismic gap at depths between 7 and 13 km below the volcano. Such area could represent a deeper magma chamber (Jimenez et al. 1999; Chap. 5). The high frequency of eruptions during the last 8,000 years (Espíndola et al. 2000) were explained with repeated injections of mafic magma (45–51 wt% SiO2) from a deep reservoir (13 km) able to reinvigorate sluggish and cooling trachyandesitic magmas (55–61 wt% SiO2) at shallower depths (7 km).

3) are also porphyritic and vesicular, with crystallinity between 19 and 29 vol% (Luhr et al. 3– 4 mm) phenocrysts of plagioclase and amphibole. Pumice samples from the fallout deposit of Unit B (Chap. 3) show a porphyritic texture (Fig. 2a) with up to 20 vol% crystals of plagioclase (6–12 vol %) + amphibole + clinopyroxene + Fe-Ti oxides, set in a groundmass (25–36 vol%) of microlites and glass (Macías et al. 2003). Plagioclase crystals are euhedral to anhedral (Fig. 2a, b), mostly showing normal zonation, and have compositions varying from An46 to An65 in the cores to An35 to An40 in the rims.

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