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Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM MOV NE

Mo, 16. Jan 2017, 17:30
17:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX23 at 17:17 UTC, 16/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170116/1716Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: COLIMA 341040
PSN: N1930 W10337

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/081

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. GFS
WINDS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM MOV NE

OBS VA DTG: 16/1645Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1952 W10325 - N1936 W10319
- N1930 W10340 - N1936 W10341 - N1952 W10325 MOV
NE 25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/2300Z SFC/FL240 N2149 W10136
- N2103 W10104 - N1929 W10337 - N1932 W10339 -
N2149 W10136

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0500Z SFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1100Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. MODERATE VA EM SEEN IN
STLT EXTD APRX 22 NM NE OF SUMMIT AT 1645Z.
MULTIPLE SUBSEQUENT VA EM SEEN IN WEBCAM.
FURTHER VA EM PSBL BASED ON RECENT ACT. ...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170116/2315Z

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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
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: normal / ruhend (1 von 5) 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, 2013-ongoing
Typische Aktivität
Dominantly explosive. Construction of lava domes, vulcanian eruptions and strombolian activity. In near-constant activity since 1994.

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