Sunday 11 December 2016

Spectacular explosion! The mighty Colossus Colima Volcano spews lava sending huge column of ash and smoke into the Mexican sky

Photo Hernando Rivera

The slowly-erupting Colima volcano in Mexico has spectacularly started spewing lava, sending a huge column of smoke and ash high into the air.
One of the most active volcanoes in North America, the Colima volcano has been slowly erupting since early September.
A particularly spectacular eruption in October led to the evacuation of 300 people.
The 3,839-meter mountain produced another series of remarkable eruptions on Friday and Saturday, sending lava cascading down its slopes and belching a column of smoke 1,000 meters into the air. The region's local website said that the lava flow now extends to 1,700 meters in length.
Based on recent activity, the State Civil Protection Unit broadened the exclusion zone to 12km on one side of the mountain and maintained the 8km zone in other areas.
It also recommend that people avoid travelling close to the volcano and, for those who have, cover their noses and mouths.
People living in the foothills of the mountain are advised to keep windows and doors shut, cover water tanks, avoid driving if possible and drive with the headlights on if they must drive.
People with respiratory problems are being told to avoid going outside.
The volcano, which is also called the Volcan de Fuego, has produced several dramatic eruptions in 2016. Perhaps the most violent of these came in February when it shot pillars of ash 10,000 feet into the sky.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have a very close, and important friend who
has Kin in Mexico. In fact, last spring she was
vacationing there. Any way, I keep telling her
that she might not want to visit Family, friends
and such, any more, at least for a while, since
her and her families lives could be in danger !!!
But so far, she believes Mexico is still a safe
place to spend time. :o( And, She has been my
Nurses Aid for going on at least 7 or 8 years
now. She has also become one of my very best
friends, of course to. To the point of loving her
a great deal ! Anyway, I will no doubt fear losing
her, if she travels to Mexico again !!!

Curtis Lee Matile

P.S.- Love ya, Elita !!!