Imaggeo On Monday: Lahar in the jungle, Mexico

Imaggeo On Monday: Lahar in the jungle, Mexico

Volcán de Colima currently is the most active volcano in Mexico where many rain-induced lahars occur every year. La Lumbre ravine is the ephemeral channel that drains the west-southwestern slopes of the volcano. In 2016, while Volcán de Colima experienced a prolonged explosive phase, several lahars were documented in this channel. One of them is shown in his picture, taken on August 13, 2016, during the passage of the flow front at about 1650 m a.s.l., close to the CGEO-UNAM monitoring station.

Description by Velio Coviello, after the description on


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