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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).

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).


Colima