Mexicos Colima volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted on Monday (16 November) sending a plume of smoke and ash some 3,000 metres into the air. Located in the southwestern Mexican state of Colima, the volcano has been exhibiting continuous activity since 9 July which has prompted evacuations several times.

It was previously active in January and February of 2015 and is part of the Pacifics Ring of Fire. Mexico contains more than 3,000 volcanos, but only 14 are considered active. Major eruptions in Mexican history have included the 1953 eruption of the Paricutin Volcano in Michoacan, the 1982 eruption of Tacana Volcano in Chiapas and the 1986 eruption of the Colima Volcano.