Last updateMon, 16 Feb 2015 1pm

Colima Volcano splutters as year turns

The Colima Volcano registered signs of increased activity this week, with lava emissions, and exhalations reaching 700 meters in height. Jalisco Civil Protection officials, however, said the activity does not pose to a threat to the nearby population. An official took this photo Tuesday during a flyover to check on the volcano. Lava can be seen clearly pouring from the crater’s left side. The volcano is one of the most active in the Americas, although its last major eruption was in 1913.