Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09890
An aerial view of Colima's SW flank on 11 March 1999 shows recently erupted lava flows with lateral levees. Nevado de Colima appears to the right of the Volcán de Colima summit. Intermittent ash eruptions beginning in 1997 were followed by lava effusion, dome growth, pyroclastic flows, and more powerful explosive eruptions a year later.
Photo by Juan Carlos Gavilanes, 1999 (Colima Volcano Observatory, University of Colima).
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