Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05547
Repeated flank failure events from both Volcán Colima (left) and Nevado de Colima (right) have lefta thick apron of debris avalanche deposits on three sides of the complex. This steep-sided, 120-m-deep canyon wall at La Platanera, SE of Colima, exposes deposits inferred to represent at least seven major debris avalanches. The vegetation line on Colima volcano marks the largely buried rim of a horseshoe-shaped collapse scarp that has been the source of one or more recent avalanches.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: stratovolcano | outcrop