Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05562
The history of the Colima volcanic complex has been characterized by repetitive collapse of the cones, producing rapid debris avalanches that can travel far from their source. The entire broad apron south of Colima in this view, including the area underlying Colima City to the left, is formed of deposits produced by volcanic landslides and associated lahars. The youngest avalanche, about 2,600 years ago, traveled 35 km as far as the city of Colima.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
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