Published On: Mon, Feb 6th, 2017

Mexican Colima volcano spews ash 4 km high in latest eruption

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On Sunday February 5th, 2017, Mexico’s notorious Colima volcano has erupted again, sending a spectacular plume of ash and smoke four kilometers into the air above its crater.

Awesome timelapse footage and images of the erupting volcano, considered one of the most active and potentially dangerous in Central America, have been shared online.

 

Espectacular foto de @hernongo así despertó el después de 6 días de aparente tranquilidad!!

 

 

Así la actividad del @Volcan_Colima este amanecer, vista desde Laguna de Carrizalillos. GIF:

 

The 12,500-feet volcano in Tuxpan, western Mexico, has increased in eruptive activity since last October, but has been in near constant activity since 1994. The volcano, part of the Colima Volcanic Complex, is situated just 30 kilometers from a residential area that is home to some 300,000 people.

Authorities said there was no need for evacuation despite the powerful eruption, but access has been restricted at Colima Volcano National Park. Colima’s activity is now gradually decreasing after Friday’s strong explosion, according to the latest status update from Volcano Discovery.

 

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, se registra exhalación 4,000 m con salida de material incandescente en todos los flancos. @JTrinidadLopez1@GobiernoJalisco

 

 

Debido a la actividad del , queda el acceso restringido sólo al parque en el parque Nacional volcán de Colima

 

The eruption created an impressive plume of smoke, even taking on the alarming appearance of an “atomic mushroom” cloud, according to some onlookers.

 

Impresionante explosión del @Volcan_Colima vista desde Comala, al parecer superó los 5 kms de altura con forma de “hongo atómico”

Impressive eruption of the Colima Volcano seen from Comalá, appraently the “Atomic Mushroom” shaped cloud is more than 5 kilometers high

It also generated a pyroclastic flow on the eastern side. This volcanic event marks the first significant activity from the volcano since January 26.

Last month, an incredible image of the infamous volcano, spewing lava while simultaneously being struck by lightning, was captured by a photographer.

 

Erupting Mexican violently spews lava & hot ash into air (VIDEO, PHOTOS) http://on.rt.com/7xf7 

 

Increased activity at the volcano is believed to be as a result of the growth of a new lava dome. This volcano is being permanently monitored by a specialist Colima volcano observatory team installed in University of Colima, Mexico.

A webcam is also installed close to the site, allowing every moment of the captivating volcano’s activity to be viewed in real time.

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