Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mount Colima blows its top

There was a pretty spectacular volcanic explosion at Colima in Mexico yesterday.  This time-lapse video compresses about four minutes of footage into about 30 seconds.  Watch it in full-screen mode for the best results.

That's only the second time I've seen a mountain-top blown away, although this was on a much smaller scale than the previous one - Mount St. Helens in 1980.

I'd as soon be far, far away from those things when they go off . . .



bruce said...

I was on a sailboat about sixty miles from the mountain. At anchor, the mainsail up, hanging freely, no breeze. The sails shook lightly and there were three booms. I thought the navy was doing bombing runs on an island range nearby. That was May 18, 1980, between Port Townsend and Port Angles, WA.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Hope it doesn't have a proportional economic impact that Mt St Helens had.
We had cancellations of over $700,000 worth of signed contracts in the first month from Eastern Washington.

Old NFO said...

Wow, yes far away IS good!