Two Mexican volcanoes erupt, shooting ash, smoke into sky (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Smoke rises from Colima Volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, near the town of Comala © Stringer
Two of Mexico’s most active volcanoes are erupting, sending a spectacular mix of ash, smoke, and gas thousands of meters into the sky.

The Colima Volcano, nicknamed the Fire Volcano and located in southwest Mexico, has been shooting ash and smoke over 2,000 meters up,

It has been active since July, covering local villages in ash and dust.

Las dos explosiones del Volcán de Colima esta mañana vistas desde Colima. Columna de cenizas vertical de 2,500 metros vía Fiesta Inn Colima

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Authorities have put into action an emergency evacuation plan and are monitoring the volcano’s activity.

The Colima volcano has erupted about 40 times since the 16th century.

About 500 kilometers away, the Popocatepetl Volcano, known as El Popo, is also active, sending gas and vapour into the sky.

During these latest eruptions, the volcano has shown 12 exhalations.

It was dormant for half a century, before an eruption in 1994.