Friday, 25 December 2015

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Spews Towering Ash Column

The Colima volcano in western Mexico spewed ash to a height of 2 kilometers (6,550 feet) above its crater on Thursday morning, the emergency management office in Jalisco state said.

The first ash column was emitted at 7:17 a.m. (1317 GMT), while the second was ejected at 11:25 a.m. (1725 GMT), both in a northeasterly direction.

The volcanic alert remains on yellow, although the emergency management office urged people to be aware of the possibility of falling ash and to follow recommendations such as covering doors and windows with wet towels and blocking sewers and storm drains.

The Colima volcano has an elevation of 3,860 meters (12,655 feet) above sea level and straddles the border between the western states of Jalisco and Colima.

Along with Popocatepetl in central Mexico, it is considered one of the country’s most active volcanoes.

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