Based on satellite images, wind data, webcam images, and notices from the Mexico City MWO, the Washington VAAC reported that during 30 December-3 January and 5 January ash plumes from Colima rose to altitudes of 4.6-6.7 km (15,000-22,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, N, NE, and E.
The volcano continues to produce explosive eruptions midsize at irregular intervals ranging from 2 to 8 hours.
Most explosions are rich in ash and accompanied by electrostatic events (lightning) in the eruption column.
January 09, 2016. Colima, Mexico :
Elevation 3850 m
Source: Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
Photo : Hernando Rivera