Confirmed destruction of Colima volcano’s dome .
23 FEBRUARY 2016. The volcanic dome broke into three parts and gave a lot of ash. Jalisco Civil Protection confirmed the destruction of a new dome on the top section of the volcanic pipe, 25 meters in diameter and 12 in height, in the Colima Volcano.
In a statement today, they said that in order to monitor and analyze the conditions of the volcano, personnel from the scientific research and operational area conducted overflights.
They said personnel from the State Unit of Civil Protection and Fire Jalisco (UEPCBJ) made two flybys aboard the helicopter tactical air squadron government of Jalisco. They also said that the dome is broken into three parts and gave a lot of ash.
They noted that the development of this new dome indicates the start of a new effusive process. The staff noted that continued exhalations from 1 July 2015, which reached up to two thousand 500 meters high, left lots of ash and volcanic material on the upper slopes.
Both ash and volcanic material in general represent an imminent danger of forming mudflows and rock in the upcoming seasonal rains or in case of an earthquake. Such material will be channeled through the main canyons, though they have already accumulated abundant material.
They stressed that the issue of high-rise exhalations have not represented danger to the population or to activities in the area carried out outside the perimeter of high risk, established on the map of volcanic hazards. Currently the Colima Volcano crater has a diameter of 300 meters and 120 meters deep.
It was stressed that the UEPCB continue training of the population in the surrounding communities, as well as surveillance and monitoring of volcanic activity 24 hours round. The exclusion zone of 7.5 kilometers remains around the crater, and people have been uged not to camp in the canyons where the giant fire drains.
February 24 , 2016. Colima, Mexico :
Source : El Universal
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