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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03693

These two photos show the summit of Volcán de Colima from Nevado de Colima in 1909 (top) and 1913 (bottom).  They dramatically illustrate the effects of a major explosive eruption on January 20, 1913, which removed nearly 100 m of the upper part of the cone and created a 450-m-wide crater that was at least 350 m deep.  The eruption produced heavy ashfalls and pyroclastic flows that swept all sides of the Volcán de Colima.  This continued the typical Colima cycle of century-long dome-growth and minor explosions culminating in a very powerful explosive eruption. Photo from Waitz 1915 (Zeitschrift Vulkanologie).

These two photos show the summit of Volcán de Colima from Nevado de Colima in 1909 (top) and 1913 (bottom). They dramatically illustrate the effects of a major explosive eruption on January 20, 1913, which removed nearly 100 m of the upper part of the cone and created a 450-m-wide crater that was at least 350 m deep. The eruption produced heavy ashfalls and pyroclastic flows that swept all sides of the Volcán de Colima. This continued the typical Colima cycle of century-long dome-growth and minor explosions culminating in a very powerful explosive eruption.

Photo from Waitz 1915 (Zeitschrift Vulkanologie).


Colima