Since yesterday, Mexico's civil defense forces of the country declared anxiety, which was the cause of the excessive activity of the volcano Popocatepetl. Column of ash above the volcano shot up to a height of seven kilometers.
Emergency services in Mexico capture traces of the volcanic activity is not only nearby, but also in remote areas of Popocatepetl. However, despite this, the evacuation of residents of nearby villages have not been performed. This despite the fact that all the experts agree: This release of ash — the most powerful and visually noticeable in more than ten years.
Authorities say to keep the situation under control Popocatepetl. Constant monitoring of one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It is worth mentioning that due to the constant activity, often accompanied by eruptions, Popocatepetl and not taken as seriously as many of his colleagues.
The volcano is located 55 km south-east of the capital, Mexico City, and rises above the sea level 5452 meters. He has become such a symbol of Mexico, like tequila or eagle sitting on a cactus with a snake in its talons. His name can be translated from the language of the Aztecs, as the "smoking mountain".
Popocatepetl is located near the extinct volcano Istaksiuatl. The names of these two mountains are the names of the heroes of the legend of Popocatepetl and Istaksiuatle. Concentrated around the volcano major conurbation of the capitals of the states of Puebla on the east side of the volcano and Tlaxcala in the north-east and north-west of Mexico City is located. The total population of the towns around the volcano — more than 20 million people.