Volcano of Colima, Colima

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The Volcán de Colima, 3,820 m, also known as Volcán de Fuego, is part of the Colima Volcanic Complex consisting of Volcán de Colima, Nevado de Colima and the eroded El Cantaro . It is the youngest of the three and as of 2015 is one of the most active volcanos 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 north of its more active neighbor and is the taller of the two at 4,271 meters . It is the 26th-most prominent peak in North America.Despite its name, only a fraction of the volcano's surface area is in the state of Colima; the majority of its surface area lies over the border in the neighboring state of Jalisco, toward the western end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. It is about 485km west of Mexico City and 125km south of Guadalajara, Jalisco.Since 1869–1878, a parasitic set of domes, collectively known as El Volcancito, has formed on the northeast flank of the main cone of the volcano.Geological historyIn the late Pleistocene era, a huge landslide occurred at the mountain, with approximately 25 km³ of debris travelling some 120 km, reaching the Pacific Ocean. An area of some 2,200 km² was covered in landslide deposits. The currently active cone is situated within a large caldera that was probably formed by a combination of landslides and large eruptions. The lava is andesite containing 56-61% SiO2. About 300,000 people live within 40 km (25 miles) of the volcano, which makes it the most dangerous volcano in Mexico. In light of its history of large eruptions and situation in a densely populated area, it was designated a Decade Volcano, singling it out for study. thumb
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  • A wonderful thing is to see so close to this colossus and if you get lucky, you can see the vastness of an eruption.
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  • Visit this place is wonderful if you like nature, and if you don't like it, I'm sure that you'll love the vastness of the place and the volcano. Before you go there to check if the weather is good depending on the season to go. There are excursions to ascend to the top.
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  • This volcano of fire, of the assets today in day, is a beauty, of day, afternoon and evening you can appreciate its eruptions, is an excellent show recommended to everyone in general, its surroundings are beautiful mountains, full of freshness, vegetation and variety of fauna, some small local food, with a delicious coffee, is also customary wood Bunny, delicious. 100 recommended.
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