Colima volcano (Mexico) July 2015 photos: evacuations and Monte Grande pyroclastic flow
Impressions from the evacuated area near San Antonio and La Yerbabuena (west side), affected only by ash fall, and the still hot deposit of the unusually large pyroclastic flow from 11 July, near Monte Grande on the southern slope. The images were taken only 3 days after it had been deposited. Miraculously, no human victims were claimed, but many livestock were lost. The deposit will pose a significant lahar hazard during heavy rainfalls to come.
Explosion at Colima, seen from La Yerbabuena in the evacuated zone west of the volcano. (Photo: Tom ... [info
Limited daytime access is granted to farmers in the area to tend their animals. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info
Military patrols the evacuated areas to prevent looting. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Approx. 1 cm of ash has been deposited in the village square of La Yerbabuena. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Ash coating a rock. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The fine ash covers everything inside the little cafe of the village. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Corn - food for the chicken - has been left on the table of the tavern when people left. (Photo: Tom... [info
View from San Antonio village. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Around noon on 11 July, a larger part of the lava dome collapsed into a pyroclastic flow that travel... [info
View towards the ravine through which the pyroclastic flow entered the widening, flatter area. (Phot... [info
Pyroclastic flow deposits have amazingly sharp margins. An intermediate zone (in the upper middle of... [info
The force of the pyroclastic flow knocked over trees and bushes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Antonio lost many cows. This one, probably disorientated, had walked onto the hot deposit and sank i... [info
A little dog has nowhere to go (we took him with us). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Wood and organic material buried in the hot deposit continues to slowly burn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Boulders of meter size, once part of the lava dome on top of the volcano 10 km away, have been trans... [info
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