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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08342

The twin rounded peaks at the lower left are the Los Hijos del Volcán (Children of the Volcano) lava domes.  The Los Hijos domes were formed immediately south of the partially buried remnant of the SE caldera wall of Colima volcano.  The two andesitic domes and associated lava flows post-date caldera formation and mark the southernmost volcanic center of the Cantaro-Colima volcanic chain.  Another flank lava dome, El Volcancito, forms the small knob on the lower right horizon, NE of the steaming summit of Colima. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).

The twin rounded peaks at the lower left are the Los Hijos del Volcán (Children of the Volcano) lava domes. The Los Hijos domes were formed immediately south of the partially buried remnant of the SE caldera wall of Colima volcano. The two andesitic domes and associated lava flows post-date caldera formation and mark the southernmost volcanic center of the Cantaro-Colima volcanic chain. Another flank lava dome, El Volcancito, forms the small knob on the lower right horizon, NE of the steaming summit of Colima.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).


Colima