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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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Nicaragua volcano spouts ash and lava in first eruption in 110 years

Posted December 05, 2015 13:20:55

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A volcano in Nicaragua has erupted for the first time in 110 years, spouting ash and lava.

The Momotombo volcano, close to Lake Managua in the country’s west, began erupting this week, National Geographic reported.

The eruption began on Monday, when ash and lava began to spew from the mountain.

Neighborhood media said folks started feeling tremors about two weeks ago.

An update from the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre on Friday stated seismic activity in the region was decreasing.

Momotombo erupted 10 times in between 1849 and 1905 before going quiet for far more than a century.

It had previously erupted in the 1600s, forcing the relocation of the city of Leon Viejo by about 50 kilometres to the present-day city of Leon, closer to Nicaragua’s west coast.

The mountain’s summit is 1,297 metres tall.

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