Tequila Volcano

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Tequila Volcano
Volcan de Tequila
Tequila Volcano is located in Mexico
Tequila Volcano
Tequila Volcano
Location in Mexico
Highest point
Elevation 2,920 m (9,580 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,520 m (4,990 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 20°47′15″N 103°50′48″W / 20.78750°N 103.84667°W / 20.78750; -103.84667Coordinates: 20°47′15″N 103°50′48″W / 20.78750°N 103.84667°W / 20.78750; -103.84667[1]
Location Jalisco, Mexico
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption ~200,000 years ago

The Tequila Volcano, or Volcán de Tequila is a volcano located near Tequila, Jalisco, in Mexico.

This volcano is not dangerous to its nearby communities, which are famous for producing the alcoholic beverage, tequila. The volcano rises to a height of 2,920 meters (9,580 feet) above sea level.[2] This volcano is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. The Tequila Volcano last erupted 200,000 years ago. That eruption covered the area in rich volcanic soil, making the area ideal for the growth of blue agave, the most popular crop of the region.

The Tequila Volcano is unusual because it has a well-preserved central spine of material, which solidified in the centre, or central vent, of the volcano.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mexico Ultras". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  2. ^ "Volcán de Tequila, Mexico". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
  3. ^ In Search of the Blue Agave: Tequila Country: Tequila & Los Altos

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