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Top 9 Most Dangerous Volcanoes

#5. Trans Mexico Volcanic Belt, Mexico

Trans Mexico Volcanic Belt, Mexico - Top 9 Most Dangerous Volcanoes

The TMVB represents an unusual geological setting where three continental fragments are or were being subducted, resulting in a marked kink, 45 degrees or more, in the Central American subduction arc. The resulting volcanism is unusual too in that it is perpendicular to the subduction arc and has forged its way through the thickest part of the continental crust, up to 55 km in thickness. Even if an ancient, at least two million years old volcanic arc can be traced along the entire northern part of the TMVB, something unusual has happened here and with one of the greatest metropolitan areas of the world lying slap-bang in the middle, further study is imperative. Source

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