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Post  kosovohp on Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:55 am

Volcanoes of Mexico are related to subduction of the Cocos and Rivera plates to the east, which has produced large explosive eruptions. Most active volcanoes in Mexico occur in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, which extends 900 kilometres (559 mi) from west to east across central-southern Mexico. A few other active volcanoes in northern Mexico are related to extensional tectonics of the Basin and Range Province, which split the Baja California peninsula from the mainland.[9] PopocatÚpetl lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, which is the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba. It is one of most active volcanoes in Mexico, having had more than 20 major eruptions since the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. The 1982 eruption of El Chichˇn killed about 2,000 people who lived near the volcano. It created a 1 kilometre (1 mi) wide caldera that filled with an acidic crater lake. Prior to 2000, this relatively unknown volcano was heavily forested and of no greater height than adjacent non-volcanic peaks

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