On the Volcano Colima, Mexico, activity continued to produce exhalations of over 1,500 meters with a moderate ash content. Since May, it was found that the volcano is developing a new lava dome on a previous remains, destroyed by the explosions that occurred since January. This is a normal process of a volcano, the creation and destruction of domes. It is estimated that during the month of May, the dome has reached a height of 10-15 meters.
Since it continues its slow growth, with collapses generating incandescent rock explosions and eruptive columns of less than three kilometers high, causing ashfall in communities near the volcano.
In recent days, there has been an increase in activity with an increase in gas emissions and landslides of incandescent rocks, visible even in daylight. The Civil Protection Unit of the State recommends that people avoid all kinds of activities in an area of five kilometers around the crater and avoid the ravines near the volcano.
Given the likelihood that large and persistent ash fall continues, people should think about covering their nose and mouth, close doors and windows, cover water tanks, sweep the ashes and put them in a bag; those with respiratory problems should avoid going out of their house; avoid driving and if necessary, do it with the lights on.
CENAPRED maintains the yellow alert, but prevention protocols are already active for ash fall in the region, mainly in the cities of Jalisco and Colima and nearby cities where shelters are located in case of evacuations in next days.
July 11, 2015. Colima, Mexique :
Source : AVCAN, noticieros.televisa.com
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