Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ADDN VA EMS ARND 08/1015Z-1215Z
Thursday Dec 08, 2016 13:00 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX21 at 12:58 UTC, 08/12/16 from KNES
VOLCANO: COLIMA 341040
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2016/436
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. NAM WINDS.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ADDN VA EMS ARND 08/1015Z-1215Z
OBS VA DTG: 08/1215Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1946 W10320 - N1938 W10314
- N1928 W10336 - N1931 W10338 - N1946 W10320 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 08/1830Z SFC/FL190 N1958 W10304
- N1946 W10256 - N1927 W10337 - N1932 W10338 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/0030Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/0630Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. MULTIPLE VA EMS OBS IN
WEBCAM AND STLT IMAGERY. MODEL WINDS SUGGEST VA
TO NEAR FL190 MOV NE ARND 15-20 KTS. VA CLD NOW
10 NMI NE OF SUMMIT. ...MICHAEL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161208/1845Z
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During our Volcano Special tour to Colima last week, Ingrid and other 3 participants took a scenic overflight in a small charter plane in order to have a closer look at the active lava dome and its viscous flow on the southern flank. A selection of aerial photos from various angles taking while circling the volcano several times at different altitudes is shown. [more]
Background:Colima volcano is one of the most active in North America and one of the potentially most dangerous ones. It has had more than 30 periods of eruptions since 1585, including several significant eruptions in the late 1990s. Scientific monitoring of the volcano began 20 years ago.
The Colima volcanic complex is the most prominent volcanic center of the western Mexican Volcanic Belt. It consists of two southward-younging volcanoes, Nevado de Colima (the 4320 m high point of the complex) on the north and the 3850-m-high historically active Volcán de Colima at the south.
A group of cinder cones of probable late-Pleistocene age is located on the floor of the Colima graben west and east of the Colima complex. Volcán de Colima (also known as Volcán Fuego) is a youthful stratovolcano constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera, breached to the south, that has been the source of large debris avalanches. Major slope failures have occurred repeatedly from both the Nevado and Colima cones, and have produced a thick apron of debris-avalanche deposits on three sides of the complex. Frequent historical eruptions date back to the 16th century. Occasional major explosive eruptions (most recently in 1913) have destroyed the summit and left a deep, steep-sided crater that was slowly refilled and then overtopped by lava dome growth.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute - Colima information