Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03698
This 1958 photo shows a steaming lava dome in the 450-m-wide summit crater of Colima volcano. Renewed dome growth had begun on May 14, 1957 after a period of quiescence since the early 1930's, and the dome rose 70 m by the end of the year. Dome growth continued for several years, and by 1961 lava began overflowing the crater rim.
Photo by Guillermo Saucedo, 1958 (courtesy Julian Flores, University of Guadalajara).