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Colima volcano (Mexico) July 2015: aerials

Pictures taken during an overflight on 16 July 2015. They show the active lava flow, the path of the recent pyroclastic flows, in particular the 10 km long one from 11 July, rockfalls, and the new crater configuration after the (pre-11 July) dome had collapsed, giving way to the new lava flow on the southern flank.
View of Colima from the SSE while approaching from airport. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Colima from the SSE while approaching from airport. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The gray 11 July pyroclastic flow deposit can be seen following a narrow gully and then widening in the Montitlan area. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The gray 11 July pyroclastic flow deposit can be seen following a narrow gully and then widening in ... [info]
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The delta of the pyroclastic flow deposit near Montitlan. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The delta of the pyroclastic flow deposit near Montitlan. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the volcano from the south, with the active lava flow (black) and another pyroclastic flow deposit in the gully in the lower left. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the volcano from the south, with the active lava flow (black) and another pyroclastic flow d... [info]
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Near vertical view of the lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near vertical view of the lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View back onto the 11 July pyroclastic flow deposit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View back onto the 11 July pyroclastic flow deposit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View over the plain SE of the volcano and the hills and mountains in the distance. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the plain SE of the volcano and the hills and mountains in the distance. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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View of Colima from the SE. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Colima from the SE. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the lava flow on the southern flank of Colima. A small rockfall on the SW flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the lava flow on the southern flank of Colima. A small rockfall on the SW flank. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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Vertical view onto a zone at the foot of the volcano devastated by pyroclastic flows (unrooted and stripped trees, white ash deposits etc). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Vertical view onto a zone at the foot of the volcano devastated by pyroclastic flows (unrooted and s... [info]
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Area at the SW base of Colima with 3 different zones: left, still intact vegetated areas; middle: burnt and damaged trees by pyroclastic surges; right: area totally destroyed and covered by pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Area at the SW base of Colima with 3 different zones: left, still intact vegetated areas; middle: bu... [info]
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Lower part of the lava flow seen from SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lower part of the lava flow seen from SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Upper portion of the path of the 11 July pyroclastic flow, seen from SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Upper portion of the path of the 11 July pyroclastic flow, seen from SW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the crater from the west; a prominent lava tongue, forming a dark path, but no more alimented, had been emplaced in the days before the collapses on 11 July on the upper western flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the crater from the west; a prominent lava tongue, forming a dark path, but no more alimente... [info]
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With each lava flow like this, the cone of Colima becomes a little bigger. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
With each lava flow like this, the cone of Colima becomes a little bigger. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Colima from the NW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Colima from the NW. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View from SE of the upper part of the summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from SE of the upper part of the summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View from SE of the larger part of the summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from SE of the larger part of the summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the crater breached by the lava flow to the south. The dome that had existed until 11 July is mostly gone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the crater breached by the lava flow to the south. The dome that had existed until 11 July... [info]
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Portrait view of the mountain with its active lava flow on the southern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Portrait view of the mountain with its active lava flow on the southern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steaming and the distant mountains to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steaming and the distant mountains to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lower portion of the 11 July pyroclastic flow. It is interesting to note how well the flow followed the river bed. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lower portion of the 11 July pyroclastic flow. It is interesting to note how well the flow follo... [info]
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Pyroclastic flows entered two gullies on the southern flank: the one to the left (most of the flow went this way) and one in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pyroclastic flows entered two gullies on the southern flank: the one to the left (most of the flow w... [info]
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View onto the summit area from the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the summit area from the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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