Active Volcanoes of the World

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

Editors: Scolamacchia, Teresa, Macías, José Luis (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art advances of the geological setting of El Chichón and Tacaná (Chiapas Region, Mexico)
  • Hazard management based on the experiences after the 1982 eruption of El Chichón, one the biggest eruptions on Earth in the 20th century
  • The chapter on risk assessment covers among others; human health problems related with volcanic activity, successful and unsuccessful mitigation plans, infrastructure planning, and communication strategies
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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 The book will also include previously unpublished material on the flora and the fauna of the region and archaeological and social aspects of the area that is inhabited by indigenous people.

Reviews

“The book provides an interesting and complete narrative of El Chichón and Tacaná … . This book is a prime and necessary reference that allows the reader to explore the characteristic features of those active Mexican volcanoes and to compare their natures with those of other volcanoes. … It will also be very useful in providing information that can be used to improve the operational plan in charge of the civil protection authorities.” (Gerardo Carrasco-Núñez, Bulletin of Volcanology, Vol. 77, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Geodynamic Setting and Pre-volcanic Geology of Active Volcanism in Chiapas

    Garduño-Monroy, V. H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Petrology and Geochemistry of El Chichón and Tacaná: Two Active, yet Contrasting Mexican Volcanoes

    Arce, José Luis (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • El Chichón Volcano: Eruptive History

    Scolamacchia, Teresa (et al.)

    Pages 45-76

  • Fluid Geochemistry of El Chichón Volcano-Hydrothermal System

    Peiffer, Loïc (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

  • Comparison of the Seismicity Before and After the 1982 El Chichon Eruption

    Legrand, D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-114

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25890-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-25889-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52119-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Volcanoes of Chiapas (Mexico): El Chichón and Tacaná
Editors
  • Teresa Scolamacchia
  • José Luis Macías
Series Title
Active Volcanoes of the World
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25890-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25890-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-25889-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52119-9
Series ISSN
2195-3589
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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