Volcan de Colima, Mexico

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Volcan de Colima, Colima
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An active volcano in Mexico that almost looks like a giant dessert.
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Colima's Volcano is the most active volcano in Mexico, and has erupted more than 40 times since 1576.

Despite its name, only a fraction of the volcano's surface area is contained within the state of Colima; the majority of its surface area lies just over the border in the neighboring state of Jalisco, toward the western end of the Eje Volcánico Transversal mountain range. It is about 300 miles (485 kilometres) west of Mexico City and 75 miles (125 km) south of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

There are actually two peaks in the volcano complex: Nevado de Colima (4330 m), which is older and inactive, lies about 5km north of the younger and very active 3860m-tall Volcán de Colima (also called Volcán de Fuego de Colima). Since 1869-1878, a parasitic set of domes, collectively known as el Volcancito, have formed on the northeast flank of the main cone of Colima's volcano.

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