Puffed volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico

Mexico declared anxiety — there is fixed over-activity of the volcano Popocatepetl. Column of ash above the volcano shot up to a height of seven kilometers.

Popocatépetl activity is felt not only close to the volcano, but also in remote areas of it. But the evacuation of the residents who live close to giants communities, authorities have not carried out.

Experts say that the release of the ashes — the most powerful and visually noticeable in more than ten years. Constant monitoring of the volcano Popocatepetl — one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

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.

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METEOPROG continues to closely monitor active volcanoes in the world.

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