Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS 01/0040Z
Saturday Oct 01, 2016 01:45 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 01:33 UTC, 01/10/16 from KNES
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
ADVISORY NR: 2016/341
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS 01/0040Z
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
SFC/FL190 090/5KT FL200/220 045/5KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/0700Z
CLD +12HR: 01/1300Z
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/1900Z
RMK: METAR RPRT OF VA
AT MMIA AT 0040Z. MWO RPRTS
OCNL EM. VA NOT SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY DUE
CLD BUT A BRIGHT HOTSPOT HAS BEEN APPARENT FOR
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161001/0730Z
Friday, Sep 30, 2016
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
A phase of new lava dome growth has started at the volcano. While the new dome, first discovered in Feb this year, had been only very weakly active over most of the past month, its rate of growth has drastically increased during the past days. The dome itself has become visible from areas at the southern feet of the volcano since 27 Sep. ... [meer...]
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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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute - Colima information