Strombolian eruptions and lava flow reported at Mexico’s Colima volcano

Thursday, December 5, 2013
By Paul Martin
December 5, 2013

MEXICO – Activity remains elevated. Strombolian-type explosions and lava flows / glowing lava avalanches on the upper slope continue. Colima is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico and in North America. It has erupted more than 40 times since 1576. One of the largest eruptions was on January 20–24, 1913. Nevado de Colima, also known as Tzapotépetl, lies 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) north its more active neighbor and is the taller of the two at 4,271+ meters (14,015+ ft). It is the 26th most prominent peak in North America. Prior to 2013, Colima had been relatively quiet since its last major eruption in 2008. –Volcano Discovery, Wikipedia

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