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What is Pico de Orizaba?

Pico de Orizaba is a stratovolcano, it is the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America.
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What does orizaba mean?

There's a city in Mexico named Orizaba.   Orizaba is the Hispanized pronunciation of the Aztec name Ahuilizapan, which means, loosely translated, "place of the playing wate (MORE)
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How tall is the Pico de Orizaba?

Pico de Orizaba is 18,490 feet (5636 m) in elevation. Some sources report this "rounded up" as 18, 491 feet. The dormant volcano, 75 miles (110 km) west of Veracruz in Mexico, (MORE)
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When was the last time pico orizaba erupted?

Although is known that the Pico de Orizaba had eruptions before the arrival of Spanish Conquistadores in 1521, the Aztec scrolls that detailed on specific dates have been lost (MORE)
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Is pico de orizaba a composite volcano?

Yes, the Pico de Orizaba is classified as a "composite volcano" (also known as a stratovolcano) because its peak was raised by added material from each subsequent eruption. Pi (MORE)

How old is pico de orizaba?

Its geologic record puts it during the late Pleistocene, meaning it first appeared between 1 million and 12,000 years ago. It is the product of a violent Strombolian eruption.
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What is an Orizaba?

It's a city in Veracruz, Mexico! See the Related Link listed below for more information:
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