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Another day, another eruption for Mexico's 'fire' volcano

Mexico's Colima volcano spewed gas and ash into the sky after yet another eruption.

Colima is one of the country's most active volcanoes

Mountain has been increasing in activity since last October 1:00

One of Mexico's most active volcanoes has erupted, yet again. 

Colima — known locally as the volcano of fire — spewed gas and ash into the air on Wednesday. An ongoing volcanic ash advisory, issued by the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Washington, remains in effect Thursday. 

The volcano is in western Mexico, about 160 kilometres south of Guadalajara. Its eruptions date back to the 16th century, but have been steady since 1994.

A large plume of ash rises from the crater of the Colima volcano, also known as the Volcano of Fire, on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (Dario Lopez-Mills/Associated Press)

The activity has intensified since last October, when nearby residents were evacuated as the volcano spewed lava. It is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, the 40,000-kilometre volcanically volatile area home to about 75 per cent of the world's active volcanoes.

Colima's recent eruptions have created some lava domes, made from lava that has built up around the volcano's opening.

You can see multiple different views of the volcano in real-time here.

With files from Reuters