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Intense eruptions at Colima volcano continue, trigger evacuations, Mexico

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Intense eruptions at Mexico's Colima volcano continue after a sharp increase of activity on September 26, 2016. 

On September 30, ash and thick black smoke rose from the volcano and a lava could be seen pouring down its slopes. The event has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their homes.

Video courtesy webcamsdemexico.com

Luis Felipe Puente, head of national emergency services, told Reuters that some 350 villagers living in the shadow of the volcano in the towns of La Yerbabuena and La Becerrera have been evacuated to a nearby shelter.

Video courtesy webcamsdemexico.com

Since then, intense activity is continually observed.

Earlier this year, Mexico's interior ministry said the volcano was threatening its first major eruption since 1913.

Featured image: Colima erupting at 11:00 UTC on October 3, 2016. Credit: webcamsdemexico.com

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