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In this photo released by the civil defense unit of the state government of Jalisco, the eruption plume from the initial stage of the powerful vulcanian explosion at Colima volcano on May 23, 2005, has been captured on film. The collapsing eruption column loaded with ash and rock fragments has not yet fully developed, but the flanks of the volcano are already covered by the impacts of ballistics. (AP Photo/Proteccion Civil del estado de Jalisco-HO)
In this photo released by the civil defense unit of the state government of Jalisco, the eruption plume from the initial stage of the powerful vulcanian explosion at Colima volcano on May 23, 2005, has been captured on film. The collapsing eruption column loaded with ash and rock fragments has not yet fully developed, but the flanks of the volcano are already covered by the impacts of ballistics. (AP Photo/Proteccion Civil del estado de Jalisco-HO)


Colima Vulkan
Stratovolcano 3850 m / 12,631 ft
Western Mexico, 19.51°N / -103.62°W
Aktueller Status: Schwache Aktivität oder Ausbruchswarnung (3 von 5)
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Ausbrüche des Colima:
1519, 1560, 1576, 1585, 1590, 1602(?), 1606, 1611-1613, 1622, 1690, 1711, 1743(?), 1744, 1749(?),1769, 1770, 1771, 1780, 1794, 1795, 1804, 1806-1809, 1818, 1819, 1866, 1869, 1870-71, 1872-73, 1874, 1875-78, 1879-80, 1880-81, 1882-84, 1885-1886, 1887, 1889-90, 1890, 1891-92, 1893-1902, 1903, 1904-1906, 1908-09, 1913, 1926-1931(?), 1941(?), 1957-1960, 1961-62, 1963-70, 1973(?), 1975-76, 1977-1982, 1983(?), 1985-86, 1987, 1988(?), 1991, 1994, 1997-2011
Typische Aktivität:
Dominantly explosive. Construction of lava domes, vulcanian eruptions and strombolian activity. In near-constant activity since 1994.
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Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)

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Do, 5 Dez 2013, 11:40
Colima volcano yesterday morning ( Image: Tapiro Fotógrafo ‏@tapirofoto / Twitter)
Activity remains elevated. Strombolian-type explosions and lava flows / glowing lava avalanches on the upper slope continue.
So, 24 Nov 2013, 09:46
Colima early on 23 Nov 2013 (Photo: Hermando Rivera, s. facebook link)
Lava avalanches and flows continue to spill down the upper flanks.
Fr, 22 Nov 2013, 09:30
The current eruptive phase continues. Local newspapers reported explosions every 30-35 minutes, with plumes up to 2 km high. Lava flows (and incandescent avalanches) descend on the flanks of the volcano.
Sa, 16 Nov 2013, 11:19
Colima volcano early on 15 Nov 2013 (Photo: Bullriv Colima Rivera via facebook)
Activity has increased recently, judging from recent pcitures of the volcano. Abundant rockfalls and lava flows descend the flank of the steep cone. It appears that growth of the lava dome has resumed in speed and overflows the rims of the crater.
Fr, 19 Jul 2013, 02:07
Although the volcano is no longer making much news, a lava flow continues to effuse as a viscous flow on the upper eastern flank of the volcano (source: pers. communicataion).
Do, 25 Apr 2013, 15:35
Activity consisting of rockfalls, small pyroclastic flows and weak explosions continue with little changes during the past days.
Sa, 20 Apr 2013, 08:31
Current seismic recording from Colima volcano (Soma station, Univ. Colima)
Explosions, rockfalls and small pyroclastic flows, as well as volcanic earthquakes have increased and become more frequent at the volcano. Hot pyroclastic deposits on the eastern flank of the volcano are visible on recent MODIS satellite image data.
MODIS hot spots showing the traces of pyroclastic flows on the eastern flank
So, 14 Apr 2013, 09:57
Current seismic recording from Colima volcano (Soma station, Univ. Colima)
After a week of relatively high activity, the volcano has been a bit calmer yesterday and today, although there are still frequent rockfalls and small explosions from the growing lava dome.
Fr, 12 Apr 2013, 15:59
The growing new lava dome and the lava flow overspilling onto the western flank (Photo: Robin des Volcans)
The new lava dome continues to grow inside the crater that had formed during the eruptions in January and has by now been completely filled by the new lava. The dome overspills the old crater rims to the southerns and western sides and produces glowing avalanches as well as small ash explosions several times per hour. ...mehr [alles lesen]
Mi, 10 Apr 2013, 06:35
Current seismic recording from Colima volcano (Soma station, Univ. Colima)
Eruptive activity continues with frequent small explosions, rockfalls, and sometimes larger pyroclastic flows.
Yesterday evening's signal from Colima volcano

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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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