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Locaton of Colima volcano
Locaton of Colima volcano

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Friday, 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. [meer...]


 

Colima vulkaan

Stratovulkaan 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: 30 Nov 2019 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)
Typical eruption style: Dominant explosieve. Bouw van lavakoepels en vulkanische uitbarstingen van Stromboli activiteit. In in de buurt van constante activiteit sinds 1994.
Colima vulkaanuitbarstingen: 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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Fri, 22 May 2020
Fri, 22 May 08:08 UTCM 3.4 / 33 km24 km22 km al NOROESTE de VILLA DE ALVAREZ, COL (Mexico)
Fri, 8 May 2020
Fri, 8 May 19:45 UTCM 3.9 / 38 km28 km9 km al NOROESTE de VILLA DE ALVAREZ, COL (Mexico)
Mon, 4 May 2020
Mon, 4 May 04:28 UTCM 4.2 / 90 km28 km19 km al NOROESTE de VILLA DE ALVAREZ, COL (Mexico)
Mon, 4 May 03:28 UTCM 4.2 / 90 km28 kmColima, Mexico
Fri, 1 May 2020
Fri, 1 May 08:51 UTCM 3.6 / 26 km28 km4 km al ESTE de VILLA DE ALVAREZ, COL (Mexico)
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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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