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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08591

Volcán de Colima (center) and Nevado de Colima (right) are seen here from a limestone quarry at Cerro la Escalera, 23 km NE of steaming Colima volcano.  Up to 25 m of volcanic tuffs (not visible in this photo) from Cántaro and Colima volcanoes are exposed at Cerro la Escalera.  The rocky outcrop in the foreground is a quarry wall cut in Cretaceous limestones for the manufacture of cement.  The town at the lower right on the floor of the Colima graben is Huescalapa. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).

Volcán de Colima (center) and Nevado de Colima (right) are seen here from a limestone quarry at Cerro la Escalera, 23 km NE of steaming Colima volcano. Up to 25 m of volcanic tuffs (not visible in this photo) from Cántaro and Colima volcanoes are exposed at Cerro la Escalera. The rocky outcrop in the foreground is a quarry wall cut in Cretaceous limestones for the manufacture of cement. The town at the lower right on the floor of the Colima graben is Huescalapa.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (Smithsonian Institution).


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