Volcano news: Colima Volcano (Mexico)
Colima volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: PUFFS OF VA CONTINUE TO OCCUR
Monday Oct 10, 2016 13:00 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX21 at 12:48 UTC, 10/10/16 from KNES
PSN: N1930 W10337
SUMMIT ELEV: 12631 FT [3850
ADVISORY NR: 2016/368
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
ERUPTION DETAILS: PUFFS OF VA CONTINUE TO
OBS VA DTG: 10/1215Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL170 N1934 W10405 - N1933
- N1928 W10335 - N1923 W10405 - N1934 W10405 MOV
VA CLD +6HR: 10/1830Z SFC/FL170 N1934 W10337
- N1928 W10336 - N1919
W10410 - N1931 W10409 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 11/0030Z
W10337 - N1928 W10335 - N1914 W10407 - N1926
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 11/0630Z SFC/FL170 N1934
N1928 W10335 - N1909 W10405 - N1919
W10411 - N1934 W10338
SHOWS FAINT PUFFS OF VA EXTENDING
ABOUT 15 NMI W OF THE SUMMIT.
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
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The effusion of the viscous lava dome spilling over the southwestern rim as a broad lava flow continues at the volcano. ... [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