Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)

Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS

Tue, 14 Feb 2017, 05:45
05:45 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX21 at 05:42 UTC, 14/02/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170214/0539Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COLIMA
341040
PSN: N1930 W10337

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/151

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. VOLCANO WEB
CAMERA.
SOCIAL MEDIA

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS

OBS VA DTG:
14/0515Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N2150 W10313 - N2022 W10136
- N1920
W10326 - N1941 W10345 - N2150 W10313 MOV
NE 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
14/1130Z SFC/FL170 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 14/1730Z NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 14/2330Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA
EMS SEEN EARLIER
IN WEB CAM AND SOCIAL MEDIA RPTS IS SUPPORTED
BY
RECENT STLT IMAGERY. VA EMS MOV NE 10 KT. ...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL
BE ISSUED BY 20170214/1145Z

Previous news

Sun, 12 Feb 2017, 14:38
Weak ash emission from Colima this morning
The volcano has remained very calm, with only a few and small ash emissions occurring at intervals of many hours. Since the violent explosion on 3 Feb afternoon, no more vulcanian eruptions have occurred. 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.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute - Colima information
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