Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMISSIONS
Thursday Oct 06, 2016 10:45 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 10:36 UTC, 06/10/16 from KNES
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
ADVISORY NR: 2016/358
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCANO
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMISSIONS
OBS VA DTG:
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1600Z
FCST VA CLD +12HR:
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0400Z
RMK: VA PLUME OBS IN WEBCAM BUT
NOT IN STLT
IMAGERY DUE TO HVY WX CLD CVR. ESTIMATED FL180.
LKLY MOVG SW FM SUMMIT AT 5KTS.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20161006/1630Z
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
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...]
Monday, Oct 03, 2016
Sunday, Oct 02, 2016
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