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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07957

The summit of Nevado de Colima volcano is seen here from the top of El Volcancito, a satellitic lava dome on the NE flank of Colima volcano.  A lava flow from Volcancito descended at the lower right into the caldera moat of Colima volcano.  A prominent light-colored east-dipping lava flow appears in the caldera wall, and the rim of the caldera cuts diagonally across the center of the photo.  The summit cone of Nevado was constructed within a caldera complex breached to the east, whose rim appears just above the white area of hailstone accumulation. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

The summit of Nevado de Colima volcano is seen here from the top of El Volcancito, a satellitic lava dome on the NE flank of Colima volcano. A lava flow from Volcancito descended at the lower right into the caldera moat of Colima volcano. A prominent light-colored east-dipping lava flow appears in the caldera wall, and the rim of the caldera cuts diagonally across the center of the photo. The summit cone of Nevado was constructed within a caldera complex breached to the east, whose rim appears just above the white area of hailstone accumulation.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).


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