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Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS

Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 05:30
05:30 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 02:12 UTC, 24/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170124/0209Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COLIMA 341040
PSN: N1930 W10337

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/115

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. HYSPLIT. VOLCANO WEB
CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 24/0145Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N2044 W10358 - N2018 W10316
- N1929 W10333 - N1933 W10340 - N2044 W10358 MOV
N 10KT SFC/FL350 N2134 W10119 - N2059 W10055 -
N1859 W10226 - N1923 W10305 - N2016 W10205 -
N2134 W10119 MOV N 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/0800Z SFC/FL240 NO ASH
EXP SFC/FL350 N2122 W09835 - N1847 W09908 - N1854
W10008 - N2108 W09919 - N2122 W09835

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/1400Z NO ASH EXP SFC/FL350
NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/2000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. INTERMITTENT SMALL EMS
CONTINUE. ALSO VA PLUME FROM EARLIER EM MOV E.
...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170124/0815Z

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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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