Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

Mexico’s ‘Fire’ volcano sees two eruptions in less than 24 hours

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COLIMA, Mexico – Santa’s journey to Mexico just got a little smoky. On Friday December 23 and Saturday 24, the Colima or better known as the “Fire” Volcano (Volcán de Fuego), had a pair of eruptions. They each spewed out large columns of gas and ash more than 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) high.

The 12,533-foot 'Fire Volcano' is located 430 miles northwest of Mexico City, on the border of Jalisco and Colima states. It is one of the most active and potentially destructive volcanoes in all of Mexico.(Photo: Banderas News)

The 12,533-foot ‘Fire Volcano’ is located 430 miles northwest of Mexico City, on the border of Jalisco and Colima states. It is one of the most active and potentially destructive volcanoes in all of Mexico.(Photo: Banderas News)

The first eruption occurred at 6 pm local time on Friday December 23rd (0000 GMT), the second at 8 am local time on Saturday December 24th (1400 GMT).
The volcano is located in western Mexico between the states of Colima and Jalisco and is one of the country’s most active.
The Fire Volcano, officially known as the Colima Volcano, is part of the Pacific’s Ring of Fire.
Mexico contains over 3,000 volcanoes, but only 14 are considered currently active.
Major eruptions in Mexican history have included 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. Reuters

– Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/

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