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In this photo released by the civil defense unit of the state government of Jalisco, the eruption plume from the initial stage of the powerful vulcanian explosion at Colima volcano on May 23, 2005, has been captured on film. The collapsing eruption column loaded with ash and rock fragments has not yet fully developed, but the flanks of the volcano are already covered by the impacts of ballistics. (AP Photo/Proteccion Civil del estado de Jalisco-HO)
In this photo released by the civil defense unit of the state government of Jalisco, the eruption plume from the initial stage of the powerful vulcanian explosion at Colima volcano on May 23, 2005, has been captured on film. The collapsing eruption column loaded with ash and rock fragments has not yet fully developed, but the flanks of the volcano are already covered by the impacts of ballistics. (AP Photo/Proteccion Civil del estado de Jalisco-HO)


Colima volcano
Stratovolcano 3850 m / 12,631 ft
Western Mexico, 19.51°N / -103.62°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Colima volcano eruptions:
1519, 1560, 1576, 1585, 1590, 1602(?), 1606, 1611-1613, 1622, 1690, 1711, 1743(?), 1744, 1749(?),1769, 1770, 1771, 1780, 1794, 1795, 1804, 1806-1809, 1818, 1819, 1866, 1869, 1870-71, 1872-73, 1874, 1875-78, 1879-80, 1880-81, 1882-84, 1885-1886, 1887, 1889-90, 1890, 1891-92, 1893-1902, 1903, 1904-1906, 1908-09, 1913, 1926-1931(?), 1941(?), 1957-1960, 1961-62, 1963-70, 1973(?), 1975-76, 1977-1982, 1983(?), 1985-86, 1987, 1988(?), 1991, 1994, 1997-2011, 2013-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Dominantly explosive. Construction of lava domes, vulcanian eruptions and strombolian activity. In near-constant activity since 1994.
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Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)

Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW EMS AT 11/2140Z

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 22:15 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 22:00 UTC, 11/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170111/2158Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COLIMA
341040
PSN: N1930 W10337

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/062

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
NAM
WINDS. HYSPLIT. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW EMS AT
11/2140Z

OBS VA DTG: 11/2145Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1931 W10335 -
N1919 W10332
- N1920 W10343 - N1929 W10339 - N1931 W10335 MOV
S 0-5KT


FCST VA CLD +6HR: 12/0400Z SFC/FL240 N1942 W10315
- N1935 W10308 -
N1914 W10336 - N1912 W10419 -
N1928 W10417 - N1926 W10348 - N1942
W10315

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/1000Z SFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+18HR: 12/1600Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS HIGH. MEXICO CITY
MWO
REPORTS NEW EMS TO FL240 MOVING S. WEBCAMERA AND
IMAGERY CONFIRM
EMS. 6 HR FORECAST BASED ON
HYSPLIT. UPPER LEVEL WINDS ARE LIGHT
AND
VARIABLE. ...SCHWARTZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20170112/0400Z

Previous news
Vulcanian eruption at Colima yesterday morning (image: Hernando Rivera)
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
Explosions continue to occur at the volcano. Although their frequency has decreased a lot compared to a few weeks ago, now often with intervals of 10+ hours, they are now often stronger, generating ash columns that rise 3-4 km above the volcano's summit crater and showering the entire flank with incandescent bombs such as the one our friend Hernando took yesterday morning (attached image). ... [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.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute - Colima information

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