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This ebook summarizes the reviews 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. in basic terms after those explosions a surge of latest reviews started to unreveal their volcanic heritage and influence.

This ebook offers the cutting-edge advances in issues relating to the geologic atmosphere of the 2 volcanoes, their eruptive background and composition of erupted items, the hydrothermal platforms and their manifestations. Volcanic risks and hazards and attainable mitigation plans are mentioned in keeping with the event of the catastrophic eruption of El Chichón that happened in 1982. The ebook also will contain formerly unpublished fabric at the flowers and the fauna of the area and archaeological and social points of the realm that's inhabited through indigenous humans.

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Samples from the Capulín, NW, SW and Cambac lava domes, (see Chap. 3 for their location) included numerous mafic enclaves (Espíndola et al. 2000; Macías et al. 2003, 2010a; Arce et al. 2014). The mafic enclaves show an equigranular texture (Fig. 2c, d), with a mineral assemblage consisting of amphibole + augite + enstatite + plagioclase + olivine, and minor Fe-Ti oxides (Espíndola et al. 2000; Macías et al. 2003). The lava dome samples are highly crystalline (up to 60 vol%), with a mineral assemblage (in order of abundance) of plagioclase, amphibole, clinopyroxene, ilmenite, titanomagnetite, apatite and sometimes biotite (Fig.

Plg plagioclase; Amph amphibole; Cpx clinopyroxene (after Arce et al. 2012) 2 Petrology and Geochemistry … Plagioclase is the most abundant mineral phase in all pumice samples, often with complex zonation (Mora et al. 2004). Anorthite contents commonly vary from An67 to An42 for the Sibinal Pumice and Tacaná Pumice deposits (Arce et al. 2008), whereas for the La Vega pyroclastic flow deposit, a wider range is recorded (An75–An45). Clinopyroxene (diopside) and orthopyroxene (hypersthene) are also abundant in pumice deposits and compositionally homogenous (Arce et al.

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