Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mexico: Colima volcano has another double eruption

Less than a week after a pair of eruptions, Mexicos Colima or Fire volcano pulled of the feat again on Tuesday (10 November) morning, as its period of activity continues.

According to officials, the first eruption occurred at 7.03am local time, sending a column of ash and smoke some 2,500m into the sky. National Civil Protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said on his Twitter account that ash and smoke rose 2,000m above the crater of the volcano during the second explosion, which occurred at 9.02am local time.

Located in the south-western Mexican state of Colima, the Fire Volcano has been exhibiting continuous activity since 9 July. Over the past months, nearby villages have been blanketed with thick coats of ash, prompting evacuations.

Officially known as the Colima Volcano, it was previously active in January and February and is part of the Pacifics Ring of Fire. Mexico contains over 3,000 volcanoes but only 14 are considered active.
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