Another day, another eruption for Mexico's 'fire' volcano

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Colima is one of the boondocks’s most active volcanoes

CBC News
Posted: Jan 05, 2017 1:23 PM ET
Last Updated: Jan 05, 2017 1:23 PM ET

One of Mexico’s most energetic volcanoes has erupted, yet again. 

Colima — known locally as the volcano of liveliness — spewed gas and ash into the air on Wednesday. An ongoing volcanic ash advisory, issued by the Volcanic Ash Bulletin Center in Washington, remains in effect Thursday. 

The volcano is in western Mexico, around 160 kilometres south of Guadalajara. Its eruptions date back to the 16th century, but sire been steady since 1994.

Mexico Volcano

A large plume of ash rises from the crater of the Colima volcano, also skilled in as the Volcano of Fire, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (Dario Lopez-Mills/Associated Urge)

The activity has intensified since last October, when nearby locals were evacuated as the volcano spewed lava. It is part of the Pacific Compass of Fire, the 40,000-kilometre volcanically volatile area home to around 75 per cent of the world’s active volcanoes.

Colima’s recent discharges have created some lava domes, made from lava that has built up about the volcano’s opening.

You can see multiple different views of the volcano in real-time here.

With alphabetizes from Reuters

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