Jalisco bathed in ash after powerful eruption of Colima Volcano in Mexico – State of alert

The municipality of Jalisco is ‘bathed’ in ash after the strong explosion of Colima Volcano on January 18, 2017.

Zapotlán El Grande has experienced a copious rain of crater residues. Civil Protection, police forces and local firemen urge the community to take precautions.

Heavy ashfall has been reported in Zapotlán El Grande, Jalisco after the latest eruption of the Colima volcano at 00:27am today.

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Local authorities urged people to take their precautions (masks, close window, glasses, cover water bodies so they do not contaminate, stay inside the house and sweep the ash) and to remain vigilant to official information issued by Civil Protection concerning the activity of the volcanic peak.

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Zapotlán el Grande is a small municipality, with little more than five hundred square kilometers of surface, located to the south of Jalisco.

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Normally enjoying a pleasant climate, the city is now grey, covered by centimeters of volcanic ashes!

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