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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03673

The Colima volcanic complex consists of the massive overlapping edifices Nevado de Colima (the highest point of the complex to the right) and Volcán de Colima (left). Volcán de Colima was constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera that opens to the south and has been the source of large debris avalanches. Frequent historical eruptions have included dome growth, explosive activity, pyroclastic flows, and lava flows. Photo by James Allan, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).

The Colima volcanic complex consists of the massive overlapping edifices Nevado de Colima (the highest point of the complex to the right) and Volcán de Colima (left). Volcán de Colima was constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera that opens to the south and has been the source of large debris avalanches. Frequent historical eruptions have included dome growth, explosive activity, pyroclastic flows, and lava flows.

Photo by James Allan, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).

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