19.179 N, 98.642 W
summit elevation 5230 m
Iztaccihuatl Volcano is located SW of Mexico City. The volcano is the third highest mountain in Mexico. The most recent eruption occurred at summit vents.
The volcano began eruptions 1.5 million years ago, and the volcano have produced pyroclastic material and lava flows. The volcano contains a glacier (Ayoloco) covering 21 ha in 2000. Studies of this glacier can give an indication of global warming at this latitude.
No recent eruptions.