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Colima Volcano Erupts in Mexico

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Steam and ash rise from the Colima volcano Friday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 19 Dec 2016 08:49 AM

The Colima volcano erupted three times Sunday, sending columns of ash and vapors 1.25 miles into the sky for hours in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

The volcano, about 430 miles west of Mexico City, ended 10 days of "periodic exhalations" at its site, noted The Associated Press. The Colima volcano, which is about 12,533 feet high, is one of Mexico's most active.

The State Civil Protection and Fire Department of Jalisco said it would monitor the volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano. Officials said that the volcano had been spewing ash and lava into the air since September.

Some 300 people were evacuated in October because of the volcano's activities, but experts are not fearful of the latest outburst yet, the Express reported. Villagers living in La Yerbabuena and La Becerrera at the foot of the mountain were moved to safety, Mexican emergency officials said of the October threat, according to the BBC News.

The Express reported that about 300,000 people live within 25 miles of Colima Volcano.

Civil Protection issued a warning to the towns of Zapotiltic, San Gabriel, Gómez Farías, Tolimán, Autlán, El Grullo, Tuxpan, Zapotlán el Grande, Tamazula and Zapotitlán de Vadillo to stay alert, the Express reported.

"Colima volcano is one of the most active in North America and one of the potentially most dangerous ones," according to the website Volcano Discovery. "It has had more than 30 periods of eruptions since 1585, including several significant eruptions in the late 1990s. Scientific monitoring of the volcano began 20 years ago.

"The Colima volcanic complex is the most prominent volcanic center of the western Mexican Volcanic Belt.  It consists of two southward-younging volcanoes… A group of cinder cones of probable late-Pleistocene age is located on the floor of the Colima graben west and east of the Colima complex."

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