Sunday, April 11, 2010

Colima Volcano

Colima Volcano
Originally uploaded by Nancy Hawkins

Colima Volcanic Complex at the western end of the Mexican Volcanic Belt is the most active andesitic volcano in Mexico. The complex consists of a
northern, inactive summit cone (Nevado de Colima) and a southern, active cone (Fuego de Colima).

Colima volcano has been active for about five million years. There have been frequent historical eruptions from the summit crater. Pyroclastic flows, vertical ash columns and lava flows are characteristic of eruptions at the volcano. About 300,000 people live within 40 km of Colima, making it potentially one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes.

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