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State of emergency declared in Colima after volcanic eruption

Civil Protection has declared state of emergency in Comala and Cuauhtémoc, the nearest municipalities around the Colima Volcano.

Photo: PCJalisco
English 04/10/2016 13:17 Newsroom Actualizada 13:20

Civil Protection has declared state of emergency in Comala and Cuauhtémoc, the nearest municipalities around the Colima Volcano, and imposed an access restriction of 10 km radius around the volcano.

After the state of emergency declaration requested by Colima government, the authorities are entitled to use the state resources to meet the population needs, such as food, shelter and health services.

Magma continues to rise into the lava dome in the summit crater and spill over the SW flank as a broad, viscous lava flow that has by now reached the base of the cone.

A steam and ash plume that rises about 3000 m most of the time has been reported. 

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