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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 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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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
Typical eruption style:
Dominant explosieve. Bouw van lavakoepels en vulkanische uitbarstingen van Stromboli activiteit. In in de buurt van constante activiteit sinds 1994.
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Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)

Colima vulkaan (Mexico): sterke explosie, as tot 29.000 ft

Wednesday Jan 21, 2015 18:53 PM | DOOR: T

Initial stage of the eruption at Colima this morning (photo: Sunao (Tom) Tobaru ‏@coloneltobaru / twitter)
Initial stage of the eruption at Colima this morning (photo: Sunao (Tom) Tobaru ‏@coloneltobaru / twitter)
Een sterke vulkanische-type explosie voorgedaan deze morgen om 09:15 van de top van de vulkaan. Een kolom as steeg meer dan 4 km boven de top, uiteindelijk het bereiken van naar schatting ongeveer 29.000 ft (9 km) hoogte en drifting NE.
Een kleine pyroclastische stroom die afstamt van de steile helling van de vulkaan gegenereerd tijdens de explosie.
Ash vallen heeft plaatsgevonden in Tuxpan, Zapotiltic en Ciudad Guzmán district Jalisco.
Vorig nieuws
Explosion at Colima volcano this morning
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015
Frequente kleine aan gematigde explosies optreden op de vulkaan top lava-dome. Dankzij de nieuwe webcam tegen webcamsdemexico.com, kan deze activiteit nu nauwer worden gevolgd. [meer...]
The summit of Colima volcano with its active lava dome on 31 Dec 2014 (Protección Civil Jalisco ‏@PCJalisco / twitter)
Saturday, Jan 03, 2015
Activiteit van de vulkaan blijft stabiel op laag gematigde niveaus. Viskeuze lava is op de top krater, vormen een vlakke lavakoepel die is grootte op verschillende plaatsen, produceren een korte lavastroom en gloeilamp afstortingen geëxtrudeerd wordt. ... [meer...]
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014
An explosion occurred this morning and produced a plume that rose to approx 5 km altitude and drifted 80 km to the northeast before dissipating. [meer...]
Eruption column from yesterday's explosion at Colima (photo: Mario Anguiano M. / ‏@gobernador_mam / twitter)
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014
A strong explosion occurred yesterday afternoon, producing a 5 km tall ash plume. ... [meer...]

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014
The volcano's activity has picked up again recently. A new viscous lava flow has started to descend on the volcano's SW flank. ... [meer...]

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

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