Tuesday, January 15, 2013

An eruption of Colima's 'Volcán de Fuego'

COLIMA, Mexico, Jan. 6, 2013.- An eruption of 'Volcán de Fuego' , recorded at about two in the afternoon of this day, alerted systems Civil Protection of Colima and Jalisco, and prompted the evacuation of visitors to the National Park Nevado Colima.

In this regard, the director of PC-Colima, Melchor Ursua Quiroz, said they began recording more activity since last Monday, probably because of the rain that occurred from that day.

"According to the Scientific Advisory Committee, was a phreatic explosion that threw a lot of ash and pyroclastic material that apparently went to the la barranca de La Lumbre, reaching just over two thousand meters from the crater, so it did not cause problems" he said.

Regarding the ash , said mostly fell near the town of Atenquique, Jalisco, " where cars had to slow down on the highway Colima-Guadalajara, due to the dense cloud.

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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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