Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW EMS OF VA
Wednesday Dec 21, 2016 19:15 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX20 at 19:04 UTC, 21/12/16 from KNES
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
ADVISORY NR: 2016/498
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
WINDS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW EMS OF VA
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1933 W10347 - N1933 W10343
W10343 - N1928 W10348 - N1933 W10347 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR:
22/0030Z SFC/FL200 N1941 W10410
- N1931 W10338 - N1928 W10337 - N1926
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/0630Z SFC/FL2 N1935
- N1932 W10336 - N1928 W10337 - N1918 W10416 -
VA CLD +18HR: 22/1230Z SFC/FL200 N1949
W10413 - N1932 W10337 - N1929
W10337 - N1931
W10415 - N1949 W10413
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS HIGH.
IMAGERY SHOWS NEW
PUFF OF VA MOVING W AT 10-15 KT. DISSIPATION
WITHIN 6 HRS. FORECAST IS FOR POSSIBLE
FURTHER EMS OF VA.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161222/0100Z
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Monday, Dec 19, 2016
The extrusive-explosive activity of the volcano continues with no significant changes. ... [more]
Sunday, Dec 18, 2016
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