Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03673
The Colima volcanic complex consists of the massive overlapping stratovolcanoes Nevado de Colima (the 4240 m high point of the complex, at the right) and Volcán de Colima (left). Volcán de Colima is a youthful stratovolcano constructed within a 5-km-wide caldera, breached to the south, that has been the source of large debris avalanches. Frequent historical eruptions from Colima accompanying growth of a summit lava dome have produced explosive activity, pyroclastic flows, and lava flows.
Photo by James Allan, 1981 (Smithsonian Institution).