Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08590
The Colima volcanic complex towers above the floor of the Colima graben. The conical peak of Volcán de Colima is seen here from the SE, with Nevado de Colima, the highest peak in western México, on the right horizon. The flat knob between the peaks is El Volcancito, a lava dome that began growing in 1869 on the NE flank of Colima volcano. The Colima complex, including Volcán Cántaro to the north, forms the westernmost of three major N-S-trending volcanic chains perpendicular to the E-W trend of the Mexican Volcanic Belt.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).