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Colima volcano

Actualizado: 5 oct. 2022 23:01 GMT -
Stratovolcano 3850 m / 12,631 ft
Western Mexico, 19.51°N / -103.62°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 17 may 2022
Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015
Strong explosion at Colima volcano in Feb 2015

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.

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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

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
martes, 4 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
4 oct 2022 03:58 (GMT -5) (4 oct 2022 08:58 GMT)
3.4

27 km
75 km (47 mi)
Estado de Jalisco, 36 km al norte de Manzanillo, Estado de Colima, México
domingo, 2 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
2 oct 2022 16:13 (GMT -5) (2 oct 2022 21:13 GMT)
3.3

3 km
52 km (32 mi)
39 km al oeste de Colima, México
martes, 4 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
4 oct 2022 03:58 (GMT -5) (4 oct 2022 08:58 GMT)
3.4

27 km
75 km (47 mi)
Estado de Jalisco, 36 km al norte de Manzanillo, Estado de Colima, México
domingo, 2 octubre 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
2 oct 2022 16:13 (GMT -5) (2 oct 2022 21:13 GMT)
3.3

3 km
52 km (32 mi)
39 km al oeste de Colima, México

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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Locaton of Colima volcano
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mar, 17 may 2022, 09:33

Colima volcano (Mexico) activity update: all remains calm

The volcano remains in a state of calm. The monitoring network of the Colima State University detected 4 high frequency events and 5 landslides, but nothing else that could suggest a reawakening of the volcano in a near future. ... Read all

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