Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico fell asleep ashes four settlements

MEXICO CITY, May 3 — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Znamensky. Over the last few hours the volcano Popocatepetl, located near the capital of Mexico, ash fell asleep just four nearby settlements with him, said on Wednesday the local civil defense office.

Affected by the volcanic activity there, but rescuers urge people to be careful, use respirators and to avoid ash in the respiratory system.

In mid-April, the Mexican government declared a yellow alert level for the communities located near the volcano after the Popocatepetl again showed their activity. Anxiety persists even now, in the last night there were 25 of ash emissions from the crater of the volcano.

Popocatepetl, whose name translates from the language of the Aztecs as "smoking mountain" rises above the sea level on the 5.452 kilometer. He has long been a symbol of Mexico's same as tequila or eagle sitting on a cactus with a snake in its talons. In this volcano is located just 55 km south-east of Mexico City.

Source: ria.ru.

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