Volcano trouble rumbles on
Mexican authorities say hundreds of people evacuated from their homes over the weekend must remain in shelters as eruptions continue at the Colima volcano. The national civil defence office said yesterday that the residents of two communities in Colima state and one in Jalisco state would be prevented from returning home for at least another 24 hours. It said the volcano continues to be highly active, with a large plume of vapour and ash visible. Authorities established an exclusion zone of about 12km in Colima and more than 7km in Jalisco. The zones encompass Juan Barragan, La Becerra and Yerbabuena. Also known as the Volcano of Fire, the 3,820m volcano is 690km west of Mexico City.