Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03690
This sketch shows an eruption of Colima on April 16, 1872, as seen from the SE with Nevado de Colima forming the peak on the righthand skyline. The sketch correctly depicts the eruption as originating from El Volcancito, a NE-flank vent. This April 16 eruption began at 10 in the morning and lasted for 30 minutes. The 1872 eruption began on February 26 and lasted until March 14 of the next year, when ashfall occurred in Colima City, 35 km to the south.
Sketch by Emiliano Meza (courtesy of Julian Flores, University of Guadalajara).