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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: normal or dormant (1 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 volcano (Mexico): intermittent explosive activity continues

wo, 1 jun 2016, 15:09
15:09 PM | DOOR: T
Small eruption of Colima this morning (Webcams de Mexico)
Small eruption of Colima this morning (Webcams de Mexico)
The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged, currently relatively low: infrequent small to moderate explosions produce ash plumes that rise 1-2 km, accompanying the very slow growth of a lava dome inside the summit crater.
Vorig nieuws
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:40
Eruption plume from Colima last evening (Webcams de Mexico)
The activity of the volcano has remained essentially unchanged over the past months and is currently relatively low. Lees alle
Thu, 5 May 2016, 12:05
Washington VAAC reported that a three-minute-long ash emission was recorded on 28 April by Colima's webcam. ... Lees alle
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 08:46
Weak explosion at Colima this morning
The activity of the volcano has decreased overall. Explosions have been mostly weak and relatively rare (a few per day) and the previously continuously visible glow at the summit crater, indicative of the small new lava dome, has recently been visible only during increased degassing or explosion events. Lees alle
Tue, 15 Mar 2016, 17:32
Colima eruption this morning
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. Mostly small explosions occur at irregular intervals of typically several hours from the summit vent where a small new lava dome is present and probably growing slowly. Lees alle
Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 09:45
Glow from Colima's small lava dome inside the summit crater last evening
No significant changes have occurred recently at the volcano. The small lava dome continues to be active, while explosions have become small and rare. ... Lees alle

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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