Activity at the volcano has been relatively calm. No more significant explosions nor pyroclastic flows were observed during the past 24 hours, but the lava flow on the southern side continues to advance slowly, accompanied by occasional smaller and larger incandescent rockfalls.
Constant glow is seen from the crater, where a lava dome continues to feed the southern lava flow. Occasional rockfalls occur from other areas of the SW and W crater rim as well.
The large paroxysm during the past weekend seems to have removed part of the southern crater wall and a significant part of the dome. Most of this probably occurred during the violent pyroclastic flow on Saturday around 13:00 local time, which reached 12 km distance and came close to Montitlán village.
Preceding and/or during last weekend’s activity, at least 5 lava flow tongues had been emplaced on the southern, southwestern and western upper flanks.
July 16, 2015. Colima, Mexique :
Source : Tom Pfeiffer.
Photo : Webcamdemexico.