Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMISSIONS
Wednesday Oct 05, 2016 08:15 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 08:14 UTC, 05/10/16 from KNES
VOLCANO: COLIMA 341040
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2016/356
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO WEB
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMISSIONS
OBS VA DTG: 05/0745Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL180 060/0-5KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/1400Z
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/2000Z
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/0200Z
RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS IN WEBCAM. HOTSPOT SEEN IN
STLT BUT NOT A PLUME DUE TO WX CLD CVR IN
VICINITY. VA EMS LKLY BLW FL180 MOV SW FM SUMMIT.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161005/1415Z
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
The activity of the volcano remains very intense. Magma continues to rise into the lava dome in the summit crater and spill over the SW flank as a broad, viscous lava flow that has by now reached the base of the cone. ... [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