Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09897
Time-lapse photograph (30 minutes) of Colima taken from a point near Suchitlán (18 km SSW) around 2300 on 26 November 1998. Incandescence appears above the summit lava dome, and lava flows and hot blocks detaching from the flows are visible down the flanks. Rapid lava extrusion had begun at 20 November 1998 following a year of small intermittent ash emissions. Long-term intermittent lava extrusion, dome growth, pyroclastic flows, and occasional strong explosions continued for several years.
Photo courtesy of Claus Siebe, 1998 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
This image is made available under the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license terms.
Keywords: eruption | avalanche | block | lava flow