Popocatepetl Volcano to erupt
The volcano has currently begun spewing red-very hot bits of rock, and its opening has expanded. These are indicators that the volcano, still quite active, could quickly erupt. In a statement by Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Avoidance, the volcano could make “reasonable exhalations, some with ash, sporadic very low to moderate explosions with probable burning fragments, and flaming magma within the crater.”
Residents and tourists have been suggested to continue being at the very least 7 miles away from the volcano’s base, lest magma or sizzling rock injure anyone. Mexico has been encountering natural disasters with increasing frequency.
On Friday, officers at the U.S. Geological Survey noted a 5.4 magnitude earthquake six miles off Mexico’s Pacific Coast. It was powerful sufficient to shake buildings 230 miles away in Mexico City. Luckily no one was hurt in that earthquake, and the country was still left relatively unscathed.
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake strike just two days earlier, once more not injuring any person but leaving Mexico City citizens shaken. In accordance to Reuters, it was the third earthquake in significantly less than one thirty day period. The last main earthquake struck on March 20, injuring 11 in Oaxaca and two in Mexico.
The Popocatepetl volcano (map) last erupted in 2000, and in 2005 it released a higher volume of smoke and ash. Lava was also released for the duration of 2005, and since then it has remained fairly quiet. Only in 2012 has it started moving and acting yet again.
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