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).