Volcán de Colima


Volcan de Colima is an active 3,850m stratovolcano located in western Mexico. It is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in North America. Colima has erupted more than 30 times since 1585. Its largest eruption in many years occurred in 2005.

Location: Colima, Mexico
Coordinates: 19.513009, -103.617068
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano


Colima’s Location


Colima’s Latest Status:

2024: Currently not active.


Colima’s Eruptive History

1990 No eruptions, but strong fumarolic activity.
1994 Lava dome growth observed.
1999 Explosion recorded, producing an ash plume to 11km.
2002 Ongoing effusive activity and numerous lava flows produced.
2003 Eruptions at the summit produce a new crater and pyroclastic flows.
2005 Eruptions continue. Lava flows extending to over 2km long.
2011 Extensive lava dome growth continues.
2015 Activity increases. Multiple large eruptions producing pyroclastic flows and lava flows.
2017 Eruptions continue.
2019 Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued a possible VA Emission.
2022 Colima is now inactive and in a state of calm.
2023 Multiple lahars triggered by Hurricane Lidia.


Colima Monitoring

For monitoring of this volcano, please refer to CENAPRED.


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