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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09899

An oblique, wide-angle aerial photo taken with the camera somewhat tilted (note horizon at right-center) shows a pyroclastic flow descending the western flank of Colima at 0830 on November 22, 1998.  The new growing lava dome had almost entirely filled the 1994 crater by the morning of the previous day, after which lava started spilling out of the summit crater area and producing block-and-ash flows at 3-5-minute intervals that mostly traveled south within the eastern branch of Barranca El Cordobán to distances of more than 4 km.

 Photo courtesy of Abel Cortés, 1998 (Colima Volcano Observatory, Universidad de Colima).

An oblique, wide-angle aerial photo taken with the camera somewhat tilted (note horizon at right-center) shows a pyroclastic flow descending the western flank of Colima at 0830 on November 22, 1998. The new growing lava dome had almost entirely filled the 1994 crater by the morning of the previous day, after which lava started spilling out of the summit crater area and producing block-and-ash flows at 3-5-minute intervals that mostly traveled south within the eastern branch of Barranca El Cordobán to distances of more than 4 km.

Photo courtesy of Abel Cortés, 1998 (Colima Volcano Observatory, Universidad de Colima).


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