Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08357
The exact age of the forested lava flow with the lobate margins in the foreground below El Volcancito on the NE flank of Colima is not known, but it may have been erupted in 1872. The 0.06 km3 lava flow traveled over the NW rim of the summit crater. Large explosive eruptions took place in 1872, and ash covered a >30 km radius. An explosion on 10 January 1873 caused ashfall 200 km away in Zamora.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).
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