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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09900

Scientists measure a shattered block ejected during Colima's February 10, 1999 explosion.  Several impact craters were measured about 3 km NE of the summit, including this block, which landed on the road to the caldera.  This was the biggest explosion reported for the volcano in the last 80 years.  A substantial number of incandescent blocks fell and started fires on the volcano's upper slopes.

                                     Photo courtesy of F. Núñez-Cornú, G. Reyes-Davila, and C. Suárez-Plascencia, 1999 (University of Guadelajara).

Scientists measure a shattered block ejected during Colima's February 10, 1999 explosion. Several impact craters were measured about 3 km NE of the summit, including this block, which landed on the road to the caldera. This was the biggest explosion reported for the volcano in the last 80 years. A substantial number of incandescent blocks fell and started fires on the volcano's upper slopes.

Photo courtesy of F. Núñez-Cornú, G. Reyes-Davila, and C. Suárez-Plascencia, 1999 (University of Guadelajara).


Colima