In the realm of Mexican volcanoes, Tancítaro in Michoacán may seem overshadowed by its more prominent counterparts like Colima, Popo, and La Malinche. Classified as a stratovolcano and often considered dormant, Tancítaro has long been underestimated. However, recent research by Román Álvarez Béjar, a researcher from the Institute for Research in Applied Mathematics and Systems (IIMAS), challenges this perception, revealing a history of considerable eruptions and seismic activity that demands our attention.
According to many, Tancítaro might be the forgotten one, overshadowed by the likes of Colima and Popo, whose eruptions capture headlines. Dr. Álvarez Béjar, associated with the Department of Mathematical Physics at IIMAS, sheds light on the volcano's hidden activity. Contrary to popular belief, Tancítaro has experienced significant eruptions, as evidenced by the seismic activity meticulously recorded over the last two decades.