Colima Volcano Erupts, Hundreds Evacuated in W. Mexico
Posted by feww on July 12, 2015
Hundreds evacuated, airport closed as Colima volcano ejects large amounts of ash into the air
Colima volcano is behaving “atypically,” showing signs similar to a major eruption in 1913, said Mexico’s interior ministry.
The 1913 eruption, the largest on record since 1576, lasted for 5 days between January 20 and 24.
About 800 residents within a 12-km radius of the volcano have been evacuated. The authorities have also closed the airport in the state of Colima, due to the large amounts of volcanic ash “falling in the area,” said reports.
The volcano began erupting early Thursday and became increasingly active, spewing lava and large amounts of ash.
Colima, kla, Volcán de Fuego [“Volcano of Fire,”] is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico. It is also potentially the most hazardous volcano in the country, with more than 300,000 people living within a 40-km radius of the mountain.
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