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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03681

An active lava flow travels down the upper flank of Colima volcano in this January 20, 1982 view from the south.  The dark-colored flow can be seen descending from the dome down the center of the photo to a point just below the top of the light-colored ridge on the middle right flank.  A period of lava dome growth with intermittent small explosions and block-and-ash flows had begun in December 1977.  Renewed lava extrusion down the south flank had begun on December 9, 1980. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).

An active lava flow travels down the upper flank of Colima volcano in this January 20, 1982 view from the south. The dark-colored flow can be seen descending from the dome down the center of the photo to a point just below the top of the light-colored ridge on the middle right flank. A period of lava dome growth with intermittent small explosions and block-and-ash flows had begun in December 1977. Renewed lava extrusion down the south flank had begun on December 9, 1980.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).


Colima