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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09895

Fresh block lava flowing down Colima's upper SW slopes is seen from the air on December 11, 1998.  Lava flows followed incisions of the Cordobán drainage (barrancas).  From left to right these headwaters comprise the Western, Central, and Eastern Cordobán.  The light-colored areas below the lava flow lobes mark the paths of pyroclastic flows formed by collapse of the lava-flow fronts.  The peak of Nevado de Colima can be seen in the left-central horizon obscured by haze.  Photo by Juan Carlos Gavilanes, 1998 (Colima Volcano Observatory, Universidad de Colima).

Fresh block lava flowing down Colima's upper SW slopes is seen from the air on December 11, 1998. Lava flows followed incisions of the Cordobán drainage (barrancas). From left to right these headwaters comprise the Western, Central, and Eastern Cordobán. The light-colored areas below the lava flow lobes mark the paths of pyroclastic flows formed by collapse of the lava-flow fronts. The peak of Nevado de Colima can be seen in the left-central horizon obscured by haze.

Photo by Juan Carlos Gavilanes, 1998 (Colima Volcano Observatory, Universidad de Colima).


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