It has been a year now, that I took this picture of a big #pyroclastic flow of Colima #volcano in Mexico. It was incredible and terrifying. July 10, 2015, Pyroclastic Flow with my jeep 5.5 Miles away from Colima Volcano crater. Prints of this image are now available worldwide on my photoshelter site tapiro.photoshelter.com Se ha cumplido un año de que tomé esta foto de un flujo piroclástico del #Volcán de #Colima, #México. Fue una experiencia increíble y aterradora. 10 de julio de 2015, flujo piroclástico con mi #jeep a 7.5 km de distancia al cráter del volcán de Colima, #México. #eruption#ash#erupción
Molinos river draining pyroclastic density current deposits outcropping behind us, consequence of quaternary activity of Ruiz and other nearby volcanoes. Thickness is considerable so one may imagine the power of that hellish cloud of ash and gases coming down the slopes. 😬(Western flank of Central Cordillera).
In 1985, as pyroclastic flows erupted from the volcano's crater, they melted the mountain's glaciers, sending four enormous lahars (volcanically induced mudslides, landslides, and debris flows) down its slopes at 50 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour). The lahars picked up speed in gullies and coursed into the six major rivers at the base of the volcano; they engulfed the town of Armero, killing more than 20,000 of its almost 29,000 inhabitants. Aerial image of Armero today @kikeo while traveling with #colombiaphotoexpeditions