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  • Lava flows down from Mexico

    Lava flows down from Mexico's "Fire Volcano" in Colima state. | Photo: Reuters

The volcano, located west of Mexico City, has been showing continuous activity since July, but on Dec. 24, and again on Wednesday, it spewed smoke and fire.

The Colima Volcano, one of Mexico's most active craters, has registered continuous activity since Dec. 24, and on Tuesday it erupted twice and once more on Wednesday, according to various news reports.

The volcano is located some 450 miles north of Mexico City.

“Gif animation. Explosion of Colima Volcano at 04:32 a.m.” local time on Wednesday.”

In fact, the huge volcano, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, has shown increasing activity since July, the news reports added.

Last week, the volcano spewed fire and red-hot lava rocks into the night sky.

Mexico has more than 3,000 volcanoes, although only 14 are considered active.

WATCH: Colima Volcano Erupts Twice

The last major eruption of the Colima Volcano was in 1986. Other major volcano incidents in Mexico include the 1953 eruption of the Paricutin Volcano in Michoacan and the 1982 eruption of Tacana Volcano in Chiapas.

WATCH: Colima Volcano Erupts on Christmas Eve

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