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

  • Teresa Scolamacchia
  • José Luis Macías

Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. V. H. Garduño-Monroy, J. L. Macías, R. S. Molina Garza
    Pages 1-23
  3. Teresa Scolamacchia, Lucia Capra
    Pages 45-76
  4. Loïc Peiffer, Dmitri Rouwet, Yuri Taran
    Pages 77-95
  5. D. Legrand, J. M. Espíndola, Z. Jiménez, T. Scolamacchia, C. Valdés-González, S. K. Singh et al.
    Pages 97-114
  6. J. L. Macías, J. L. Arce, P. W. Layer, R. Saucedo, J. C. Mora
    Pages 115-138
  7. Dmitri Rouwet, Yuri Taran, Salvatore Inguaggiato
    Pages 139-154
  8. Juan Manuel Espindola
    Pages 175-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


This publication summarizes the studies carried out at two of the most active volcanoes of Chiapas (Mexico): El Chichón and Tacaná. El Chichón erupted explosively in 1982 killing more than 2000 people being the worst volcanic disaster in Mexico, and Tacaná produced two mild phreatic explosions in 1950 and 1986. Only after these explosions a surge of new studies began to unreveal their volcanic history and impact.
This book presents the state of the art advances in topics related to the geologic setting of the two volcanoes, their eruptive history and composition of erupted products, the hydrothermal systems and their manifestations. Volcanic hazards and risks and possible mitigation plans are discussed based on the experience of the catastrophic eruption of El Chichón that occurred in 1982. The book will also include previously unpublished material on the flora and the fauna of the region and archaeological and social aspects of the area that is inhabited by indigenous people.


1982 El Chichón Eruption Chiapas Region El Chichón Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Tacaná Volcano

Editors and affiliations

  • Teresa Scolamacchia
    • 1
  • José Luis Macías
    • 2
  1. 1.Earth and Environmental SciencesLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Instituto de GeofísicaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM- Campus MoreliaMoreliaMexico

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