Strong eruption at Colima Volcano, Mexico – Evacuation and extension of exclusion area

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Mexico’s Colima Volcano increased its activity on Friday, forcing the evacuation of several nearby communities.

Authorities said the activity posed a threat to population, so they extended their exclusion area to a distance of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from the volcano’s crater.

Dramatic timelapse video captured part of September 30th eruption.

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Colima’s state government ordered the evacuation of La Becerrera and La Yerbabuena, while the state of Jalisco evacuated the town of Juan Barragan.

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