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Colima volcano, Mexico: explosive activity Feb 2015

A selection of night-time eruptions observed from the west and north of Colima during our film expedition 22-28 Feb 2015.
Special thanks goes to the Protección Civil y Bomberos de Jalisco for their generosity to allow us to climb Nevado de Colima!
Weak strombolian-type eruption on the evening of 22 Feb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Weak strombolian-type eruption on the evening of 22 Feb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A stronger eruption occurs later at night (22 Feb), producing a jet of incandescent ash and bombs lasting about 20 seconds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A stronger eruption occurs later at night (22 Feb), producing a jet of incandescent ash and bombs la... [info]
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Weak glow and a diffuse ash plume rise from Colima the evening of 23 Feb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Weak glow and a diffuse ash plume rise from Colima the evening of 23 Feb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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After several hours of no visible activity, a strong explosion occurs that sends many bombs onto the upper flanks. An ash plume rises into the moonlit sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After several hours of no visible activity, a strong explosion occurs that sends many bombs onto the... [info]
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The upper flanks are showered with glowing bombs while a dense ash plume rises. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The upper flanks are showered with glowing bombs while a dense ash plume rises. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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Incandescent avalanches from the still ongoing eruption reach the base of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Incandescent avalanches from the still ongoing eruption reach the base of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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A strong eruption occurs on the evening of 25 Feb, producing a tall lava fountain from the northern vent and ejecting incandescent bombs to the lower northern flanks, where bush fires start to burn. The town of Colima in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A strong eruption occurs on the evening of 25 Feb, producing a tall lava fountain from the northern ... [info]
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The ash plume from the eruption rises near vertically into the night sky with Colima's city lights in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The ash plume from the eruption rises near vertically into the night sky with Colima's city lights i... [info]
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A small eruption in the evening of 26 Feb. No larger explosions were noted during that night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small eruption in the evening of 26 Feb. No larger explosions were noted during that night. (Photo... [info]
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Last sunlight on 27 Feb paints Colima's majestic symmetric cone reddish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Last sunlight on 27 Feb paints Colima's majestic symmetric cone reddish. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong vulcanian-type eruption on the evening of 27 Feb with many incandescent bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong vulcanian-type eruption on the evening of 27 Feb with many incandescent bombs. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Sustained jet of lava from the same eruption, which lasted 2 minutes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sustained jet of lava from the same eruption, which lasted 2 minutes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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