Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09897
Time-lapse photograph (30 minutes) of Colima taken from a point near Suchitlán (15 km SW) around 2300 on November 26, 1998. Glow appears above the summit lava dome, and incandescent trails mark the paths of lava flows and blocks avalanching from the flows down the flanks of the cone. Rapid lava effusion had begun at Colima on November 20, 1998 following a year of small intermittent ash emissions. Long-term intermittent lava effusion, dome growth, pyroclastic flows, and occasional strong explosions continued for several years.
Photo courtesy of Claus Siebe, 1998 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).