Fortunately, high winds seem to be dispersing the massive cloud of ash

By Alex Heigl
Updated January 22, 2015 09:10 AM
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Mexico’s Colima volcano erupted Wednesday morning, sending a massive ash cloud some 13,000 feet into the air.

As fortune would have it, a webcam was trained on the mountain, capturing the event for eager eyes.

Colima, also whimsically known as the “Volcano of Fire,” occupies the mutual border of the Mexican states of Colima and Jalisco, southeast of Puerto Vallarta. It’s part of the Colima Volcanic Complex, which is made up of three different volcanic peaks and is one of the most active volcanos in Mexico.

Yet despite the stunning ash cloud on display in the video, the state’s governor, Mario Anguiano Moreno, said there was “no considerable risk for the population,” because winds were carrying the ash cloud to the northeast of the state.