Mexican volcano Popocatepetl awoke

Mexican volcano Popocatepetl Awakening April 15, 2012 accompanied by particularly powerful tremors and emissions of smoke, gas and steam into the air. Eruption of Popo — as is often called the volcano — was seven times during the day. The most powerful eruption occurred after 9 pm, resulting in a vapor cloud appeared in the sky at a distance of 1.6 kilometers.

National Service for disaster prevention was declared a warning alert, advising residents to be vigilant and monitor the situation worse. Service was also forbidden to approach the volcano at a distance of 11 kilometers. According to the forecasts in the near future there will be a medium intensity eruption Popokatepetelya emissions of ash and occasional explosions from the crater.

Popo growing activity coincided with earthquakes in the southern and central part of Mexico in the last three weeks, the last of which, occurred April 11, 2012, was a 6-point. The volcano is active, so that 25 million people, living in the mountainous region accustomed to regular eruptions. In 1994, the volcano woke up after 50 years of sleep and have since remained active.

According to scientists, the average intensity activity similar to the situation in 2011 and early 2012. This suggests that, most likely, will do without a powerful eruption.

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