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Colima volcano, Mexico: aerial images 27 Feb 2015

Aerial photos taken during an overflight on the morning of 27 Feb 2015 with fine views onto the volcano and its surrounding. Unfortunately, no eruption occurred during the flight, which is why a second flight on 28 Feb was done.
An eruption occurs just before take-off, producing a plume that greets us while approaching the volcano from the south. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An eruption occurs just before take-off, producing a plume that greets us while approaching the volc... [info]
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Colima's southwestern slope with numerous andesite lava flows snaking down. Nevado de Colima peak in the left background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colima's southwestern slope with numerous andesite lava flows snaking down. Nevado de Colima peak in... [info]
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Details of the viscous lava flows reaching the vegetated base of Colima's summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Details of the viscous lava flows reaching the vegetated base of Colima's summit cone. (Photo: Tom P... [info]
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View from south to the crater of Colima with Nevado in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View from south to the crater of Colima with Nevado in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the southwestern flank with the black lava flow active until Jan 2015 visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the southwestern flank with the black lava flow active until Jan 2015 visible. (Photo: Tom... [info]
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View onto the degassing crater from the north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the degassing crater from the north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto Colima from the NE. A large beautiful viscous lava lobe with wave structures and a round, tongue-shaped front is visible (lower right). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto Colima from the NE. A large beautiful viscous lava lobe with wave structures and a round, ... [info]
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View onto the crater - the lava dome has largely disappeared as a result of the recent explosions. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the crater - the lava dome has largely disappeared as a result of the recent explosions. (... [info]
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View onto the crater from S. A fumarole field can be seen. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the crater from S. A fumarole field can be seen. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View over Colima volcano from the west onto the mountain ranges to the east under the morning haze. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over Colima volcano from the west onto the mountain ranges to the east under the morning haze. ... [info]
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View over the plain of volcanic deposits at the feet of Colima towards the SW (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over the plain of volcanic deposits at the feet of Colima towards the SW (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Fuego (Colima) and Nevado de Colima volcano behind. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Fuego (Colima) and Nevado de Colima volcano behind. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hummocky landscape at the southern feet of Colima, deposits of the youngest debris avalanche affecting the southern sector, probably about 4300 years ago. Hummocks are irregular, very large (tens of meters in size), still coherent pieces from the collapsed part of the volcano deposited during the landslide. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hummocky landscape at the southern feet of Colima, deposits of the youngest debris avalanche affecti... [info]
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The old caldera rim of Colima volcano is visible in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The old caldera rim of Colima volcano is visible in the center of the image. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Gullied lower southwestern flank of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gullied lower southwestern flank of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hummocks southwest of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hummocks southwest of Colima. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View towards Colima town under the morning haze. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View towards Colima town under the morning haze. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A narrow blocky lava flow that made its way though the forest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A narrow blocky lava flow that made its way though the forest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the smoother southeastern flank of Colima, Nevado in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the smoother southeastern flank of Colima, Nevado in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of Colima from SW, with the recently active black lava flow in the center. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Colima from SW, with the recently active black lava flow in the center. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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One of the main drainage canyons on the SW side and the western escarpment of the Colima graben. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of the main drainage canyons on the SW side and the western escarpment of the Colima graben. (Ph... [info]
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Detail of a lava lobe developing beautiful waves. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Detail of a lava lobe developing beautiful waves. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View onto the eroded Nevado de Colima volcanic complex. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the eroded Nevado de Colima volcanic complex. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the volcano from the SE with "Volcancito", a parasitic flank vent on the middle NE slope (right in image) which formed between 1869-1878. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the volcano from the SE with "Volcancito", a parasitic flank vent on the middle NE slope (ri... [info]
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