Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07789
The 3.5-km-long lava flow erupted in 1975-76 descended to beyond the bottom of the photo. The flow split into two lobes on the upper flank; a shorter lobe drops diagonally to the right just below the light-colored barranca wall (center). Another flow during this eruption traveled down the NE flank and diverged around El Volcancito, the lava dome forming the shoulder on the NE (right-hand) flank of Colima. The southern lobe of this flow can be seen to the right of the light-colored barranca. A steam plume drifts to the NE toward the summit of Nevado de Colima.
Photo by Bill Rose, 1989 (Michigan Technological University).