THE POWER OF NATURE
(Photograph by Sergio Tapiro, Mexico)
December 13, 2015
Colima Volcano erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows. The volcano, which is one of the most active in Mexico, showed an increase in activity from July onwards.
Lightning in volcano eruptions is generated when rock fragments, ash and ice particles in the volcanic plume collide, producing static charges – just as ice particles do in clouds.