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Mexican volcano erupts, filling sky with dark ash

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 00:43

Mexico's Colima volcano -- also known as the ''Fire Volcano'' -- spews towering column of smoke and ash 7,874 feet high into the sky. According to officials, the latest eruption took place on Monday at 04:19pm GMT.

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Mexico's Colima or "Fire" Volcano spewed a large column of gas and ash some 2,400 metres (7,874 feet) high into a blue sky. According to officials, the latest eruption took place on Monday at 10:19am, or 04:19pm GMT. The Fire Volcano, officially known as the Colima Volcano, is part of the Pacific's Ring of Fire. Mexico contains over 3,000 volcanoes, but only 14 are considered active. Major eruptions in Mexican history have included the 1953 eruption of the Paricutin Volcano in Michoacan, the 1982 eruption of Tacana Volcano in Chiapas and the 1986 eruption of the Colima Volcano.

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Mexican volcano erupts, filling sky with dark ash

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 00:43