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Locaton of Colima volcano
Locaton of Colima volcano

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viernes, jun 21, 2019
Intermittent steam-and-gas emissions as well as small explosions continue from the volcano's summit crater, mainly from the NE side of the crater. [Leer más]
Signal from an explosion at Colima volcano on 30 May 2019 (image: University of Colima)
sábado, jun 08, 2019
The volcano's activity continues to gradually increase. During the last week of May, intermittent small explosions and steam-and-gas emissions were recorded, mainly from the NE side of the crater. ... [Leer más]


 

Colima volcano

Stratovolcano 3850 m / 12,631 ft
Western Mexico, 19.51°N / -103.62°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 21 jun 2019
Typical eruption style: Dominantemente explosivas. Construcción de domos de lava, erupciones vulcaniana y actividad estromboliana. En actividad casi constante desde 1994.
Erupciones del volcán 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 Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015
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Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Sat, 12 Oct 20:37 UTCM 3.5 / 28 km17 kmColima, Mexico
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
Wed, 18 Sep 20:24 UTCM 3.3 / 40 km28 kmJalisco, Mexico
Colima volcano is one of the most active volcanoes 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.

Background:

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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