Colima volcano (Mexico) July 2015: glowing rockfalls and lava flow

Until 12 July noon, pyroclastic flows nearly continuously descend the southern slope of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Until 12 July noon, pyroclastic flows nearly continuously descend the southern slope of Colima. (Pho... [info]
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Pyroclastic flow reaching the southern base of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pyroclastic flow reaching the southern base of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow drifting west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from a pyroclastic flow drifting west. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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In the afternoon of 12 July, pyroclastic flows cease. Probably at the same time, a lava flow starts to slowly descend on the southern flank (right). This image shows the lava flow 2 days later, visible as a dark tongue on the upper slope. A now inactive lava lobe forms a prominent dark patch on the upper SW flank (left). It had been emplaced during the previous week or weekend.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In the afternoon of 12 July, pyroclastic flows cease. Probably at the same time, a lava flow starts ... [info]
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During 13 July, mild explosive activity occurs from the summit crater, then ceases again. The active lava flow on the southern slope is well visible at night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
During 13 July, mild explosive activity occurs from the summit crater, then ceases again. The active... [info]
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Glowing rockfalls from the (inactive, but still hot) southwestern lava lobe and the active southern lava flow on the evening of 13 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Glowing rockfalls from the (inactive, but still hot) southwestern lava lobe and the active southern ... [info]
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Incandescent rockfalls also sometimes occur on the western slope (leftmost in picture), but are more rare. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Incandescent rockfalls also sometimes occur on the western slope (leftmost in picture), but are more... [info]
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Incandescent rockfalls and the active lava flow on 14 July evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Incandescent rockfalls and the active lava flow on 14 July evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Reflection of the lava flow in a small lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Reflection of the lava flow in a small lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Incandescent rockfalls on the western and southern slope of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Incandescent rockfalls on the western and southern slope of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The volcano and its active lava flow mirrored in the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The volcano and its active lava flow mirrored in the lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the volcano with a starry sky early on 15 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the volcano with a starry sky early on 15 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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No explosions have been observed after 14 July, but a dense steam plume rises from the volcano on 15 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
No explosions have been observed after 14 July, but a dense steam plume rises from the volcano on 15... [info]
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View of Colima on 15 July with the dark lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Colima on 15 July with the dark lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mirror image of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mirror image of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Family enjoying a nice day at the Laguna Carrizalillo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Family enjoying a nice day at the Laguna Carrizalillo. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Laguna Carrizalillo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Laguna Carrizalillo (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the volcano on 15 July evening. Since the previous day, the lava flow has advanced about 200 meters. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the volcano on 15 July evening. Since the previous day, the lava flow has advanced about 200... [info]
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A larger rockfall whirls up a dense ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A larger rockfall whirls up a dense ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunrise on 16 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunrise on 16 July. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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