Ash emitted Mexican volcano Popokatepetel, forced authorities to close the airport for 14 hours of Puebla — the nearest city to the volcano. Such measures are needed to clear the runways of ash and volcanic rock. Airport work was resumed on the same day, May 9, 2012. Luckily, was canceled only one flight from Puebla to Houston, Texas, USA.
For several weeks, there is increased activity Popokatepetelya: volcano stops spewing gas, hot rock and ash at a distance of 1.6 kilometers from the crater. In addition, the volcano regularly emits steam and ash. Local authorities report that the temporary shelters in case of sudden eruptions are ready, and the residents adjacent to the volcano towns and villages continue to wear a mask to protect your lungs from the ashes. The largest communities in the vicinity of the volcano is the city of Puebla.