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Holocene eruptive activity of El Chichón Volcano, Chiapas, Mexico

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DOI: 10.1126/science.224.4650.747

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Abstract

Geologic and radiometric-age data indicate that El Chichón was frequently and violently active during the Holocene, including eruptive episodes about 600, 1250, and 1700 years ago and several undated, older eruptions. These episodes, involving explosive eruptions of sulfur-rich magma and associated dome-growth processes, were apparently separated by intervals of approximately 350 to 650 years. Some of El Chichón's eruptions may correlate with unusual atmospheric phenomena around A.D. 1300 and possibly A.D. 623.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Holocene eruptive activity of El Chichón Volcano, Chiapas, Mexico
Series title:
Science
DOI:
10.1126/science.224.4650.747
Volume
224
Issue:
4650
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
AAS
Description:
3 p.
First page:
747
Last page:
749
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N
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N