Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08589
A steam plume rises from Volcán de Colima as seen here from the north near the antenna station on Nevado de Colima. The prominent lava flow descending the center of the north flank of Colima was erupted in 1961 at the time of the initial overflow of the 1913 crater. The flat area on the left-hand slope of Colima is El Volcancito, a NE-flank lava dome that began growing in 1869.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).