Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05556
Late-afternoon sun colors the surface of Colima volcano. Two satellitic andesitic lava domes form the two hills in the sunlight low on the volcano just below the left horizon. These domes, known as Los Hijos del Volcán (The Children of the Volcano) and associated lava flows were erupted in post-caldera time on the southern flank of the volcano. They are the southernmost vents of the southward-younging Colima volcanic complex. The 1981-1982 lava flow forms a dark-colored lobe descending diagonally from the summit to the left.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).