Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EM ARND 05/0935Z
Sunday Feb 05, 2017 10:30 AM |Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 10:20 UTC, 05/02/17 from KNES
VOLCANO: COLIMA 341040
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2017/144
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: EM ARND 05/0935Z
OBS VA DTG: 05/1000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 N1941 W10347 - N1935 W10341
- N1931 W10349 - N1938 W10353 - N1941 W10347 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/1600Z SFC/FL130 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/2200Z NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/0400Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. STLT IMAGERY SHOWED A
PSBL CLD OF VA CENTERED 10 NM NW OF THE SUMMIT
FOLLOWING AN EM ARND 0935Z. ...TURK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170205/1615Z
Sunday, Feb 05, 2017
Colima volcano (Mexico), activity update: strong vulcanian explosion on Friday, overall decreasing activity
A large vulcanian explosion happened on Friday afternoon (around 17:30 local time), generating an ash column that rose approx 4 km and generated a pyroclastic flow on the eastern flank. ... read all
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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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute - Colima information