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Mexico’s Colima volcano spews gas and ash into the air

Posted December 06, 2015 11:29:27

Mexico’s Colima volcano has spewed a column of gas and ash into the sky in the latest of a series of intermittent eruptions.

Mexico’s civil protection authorities said the column rose 2,500 metres more than the crater prior to it was pulled by winds heading north-east.

The explosion prompted the civil protection authorities to warn nearby residents to watch for falling ash and to put on face masks when outdoors.

Located in the south-western Mexican state of Colima, the volcano — recognized locally as the Fire volcano — has been exhibiting continuous activity given that July 9.

The Colima volcano, which is portion of the Pacific’s Ring of Fire, was also active in January and February.

Mexico contains more than 3,000 volcanos, but only 14 are regarded active.

Main eruptions in Mexican history have incorporated the 1953 eruption of the Paricutin volcano in Michoacan, the 1982 eruption of Tacana volcano in Chiapas and the 1986 eruption of the Colima volcano.

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Reuters

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