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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10187

Young lava flows from Volcán de Colima radiate from the summit of the 3850-m-high volcano.  The flows on the east and SE flanks were erupted in 1975-76 and reached up to 3.5 km from the summit.  The longest flows down the SW flank were erupted in 1998-99; the three major lobes seen here covered a SW-flank flow from 1991.  The back wall of the horseshoe-shaped caldera produced by collapse of an ancestral edifice can be seen to the north. ASTER satellite image, 2001 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).

Young lava flows from Volcán de Colima radiate from the summit of the 3850-m-high volcano. The flows on the east and SE flanks were erupted in 1975-76 and reached up to 3.5 km from the summit. The longest flows down the SW flank were erupted in 1998-99; the three major lobes seen here covered a SW-flank flow from 1991. The back wall of the horseshoe-shaped caldera produced by collapse of an ancestral edifice can be seen to the north.

ASTER satellite image, 2001 (National Aeronautical and Space Administration, processed by Doug Edmonds).


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