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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03679

The lava flow in the foreground, which was emplaced during the 1975-76 eruption of Mexico's Colima volcano, can be seen descending through the vegetation at the center. The flow originated from the summit and traveled 3.5 km down the SE flank. The flow bifurcated on the upper slopes to form another lobe that traveled E, forming the darker area that descends into the vegetation at the upper right. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1983 (Smithsonian Institution).

The lava flow in the foreground, which was emplaced during the 1975-76 eruption of Mexico's Colima volcano, can be seen descending through the vegetation at the center. The flow originated from the summit and traveled 3.5 km down the SE flank. The flow bifurcated on the upper slopes to form another lobe that traveled E, forming the darker area that descends into the vegetation at the upper right.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1983 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: lava flow | stratovolcano


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