June 1, 2011
Colima was photographed with a color Electronic Still Camera (ESC) onboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Columbia. The volcano lies due south of Guadalajara and Lake Chapala. It is considered to be one of Mexico's most active and most dangerous volcanoes, lying not far from heavily populated areas.
Topics: Environment, Volcanology, Plate tectonics, Geology, Disaster Accident, Chapala, Jalisco, Lake Chapala, Stratovolcanoes, Colima, States of Mexico, Space Shuttle, Volcano