Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07701
Colima volcano is seen here from the summit of neighboring Nevado de Colima. The forested ridge extending across the center of the photo is the rim of a large scarp formed by the collapse of the ancestral Colima edifice on the southern flank of Nevado. The modern Colima edifice grew within this scarp during the past few thousand years. The ridge on the NE (left) flank of Colima is El Volcancito, a lava dome that formed in 1869.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: stratovolcano | gas | emissions | gas plume