Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EARLIER VA EMS
Samstag Okt 01, 2016 17:15 |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 17:10 UTC, 01/10/16 from KNES
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
ADVISORY NR: 2016/344
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
WEB CAMERA. CENAPRED.
ERUPTION DETAILS: EARLIER VA EMS
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
VA CLD +6HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR:
NO VA EXP
RMK: NO VA HAS BEEN SEEN ALTHOUGH THICK WX CLOUDS
ARE IN THE
AREA. WEBCAMERA IS CLOUDY. CENAPRED
REPORTS EMISSIONS OF ONLY GASES.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
Samstag, Okt 01, 2016
The activity has strongly increased over the past 48 hours: constant explosions generate a heavy steam and ash plume rising at least 2 km from the crater while the new lava dome continues to over-spill the southwestern crater rim and descends as a wide, viscous lava flow now half way down the steep cone. ... [mehr]
Samstag, Okt 01, 2016
Freitag, Sep 30, 2016
Donnerstag, Sep 29, 2016
A phase of new lava dome growth has started at the volcano. While the new dome, first discovered in Feb this year, had been only very weakly active over most of the past month, its rate of growth has drastically increased during the past days. The dome itself has become visible from areas at the southern feet of the volcano since 27 Sep. ... [mehr]
Sonntag, Sep 25, 2016
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