Update on the actions the State Civil Protection Unit performs following the activity on the Colima Volcano.
Operational command supervisory, the Director General Trinidad Lopez, gave an overview with the authorities of Jalisco and Colima to observe, monitor and analyze the evolution of the Colossus and his condition after the events that took place yesterday and today ‘hui.
The volcano continues this constant phase of moderate eruption of incandescent matter, ash, pyroclastic flows, incandescent and landslides avalanches on its slopes, which reached a maximum of 2.8 km from the crater. It also pursues a moderate to high seismicity.
The emission of ash was significant, reaching 4 km above the crater and even falling in the municipalities of Comala, Colima and Villa de Alvarez, where ash fall remains constant. The eruption continued, it should be noted that the Colima airport has been closed since Saturday.
An exclusion zone of 5 km has been declared, but was extended to 12 km because of an activity increasingly strong. Have already been preventively evacuated about 500 residents of this region and an emergency zone was declared near the areas adjacent to the 12 km exclusion zone.
The community of La Yerbabuena and La Becerrera have found temporary shelter in Vasco de Quiroga school, Comala, municipal seat, the agency reported through a press. «
On the ground, the volcano seems to have changed style, less than avalanches of rocks and pyroclastic flows, but more intermittent explosions.
However, the activity of the pyroclastic flows rose rapidly Saturday, July 11, with powerful pyroclastic flows that came down about 10 km, mainly in the ravines of La Lumbre and Montegrande on SW and S. sides On the south side, they were almost continuous, although the base of the volcano is visible. During the evening and night, this activity has decreased. Judging by the diffuse glow visible through the cloud cover, it seems that a flow of coherent lava was active on the higher side South. Today, no pyroclastic flow was seen (most of the time, the volcano was in the clouds), but several moderate sized ash plumes amounted from the summit, probably caused by explosions.
July 14, 2015. Colima , Mexique :
Source : mexico.cnn.com, T Pfeiffer ( volcanodiscovery ).
Photo : Angel Guardian. Protection civile Jalisco.