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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03722

A group of nearly a dozen basanite-minette cinder cones and lava flows were erupted during the late Pleistocene on the floor of the southern Colima graben immediately NE and NW of the Colima volcanic complex.  Cerro Apaxtepec (left center), one of these young cones, is seen here with Nevado de Colima volcano in the center background.  A steam plumes rises from the active Fuego de Colima volcano on the left horizon.  The massive 300-500 cu km Nevado de Colima volcano is truncated by several large calderas breached to the east. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

A group of nearly a dozen basanite-minette cinder cones and lava flows were erupted during the late Pleistocene on the floor of the southern Colima graben immediately NE and NW of the Colima volcanic complex. Cerro Apaxtepec (left center), one of these young cones, is seen here with Nevado de Colima volcano in the center background. A steam plumes rises from the active Fuego de Colima volcano on the left horizon. The massive 300-500 cu km Nevado de Colima volcano is truncated by several large calderas breached to the east.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).


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