Mexico's Colima volcano spews ash, vapor a mile into the air

AP News
Posted: Dec 18, 2016 2:55 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Colima Volcano has sent three eruptions in the space of a few hours, spewing ash and vapor more than a mile into the air.

The civil defense office of that western state of Jalisco says the three eruptions occurred Sunday morning. The biggest columns of ash reached 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) in height, and the smallest was just under a mile tall.

The eruptions cap about 10 days of periodic exhalations at the volcano, which is one of Mexico's most active.

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Also known as the Volcano of Fire, the 12,533-foot (3,820-meter) volcano is 430 miles (690 kilometers) west of Mexico City.