Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03678
The knobby peak at the upper right is El Volcancito, a lava dome constructed on the NE flank of Colima volcano in 1869. The birth of El Volcancito occurred on June 12, 1869 following large explosive eruptions. The dark-colored lava flow with the steep margins at the left was erupted from the summit dome of Colima during 1975-76. The flow descended the NE flank to the saddle between Colima and Volcancito, and then split into two lobes on either side of Volcancito that traveled to the north and SE.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 1987 (Smithsonian Institution).