Veracruz and Puebla States, Mexico

Status: Complete

This project is focused on Pico de Orizaba, a 5,675 meter-high, active stratovolcano located between Veracruz and Puebla states in East Central Mexico. The project team will examine the nature of the geologic and glacier related hazards on this mountain, utilizing a variety of geophysical and meteorological techniques with the overall objective of designing, siting, and building a permanent lahar warning system for downstream communities in an effort to prevent significant loss of infrastructure and lives.