Popocatepetl volcano woke up to Mexico City on Christmas Eve

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Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, located about 55 kilometers south-east of Mexico City, on Saturday, the eve of the Catholic Christmas, again brought the concern to local residents and authorities: the day it was recorded 14 emissions of ash, gases and steam.

According to the newspaper El Universal, were also detected three small earthquakes caused by volcanic activity.

Ash column reached a height at this time to half a kilometer. Experts do not exclude that in the coming days, ash emissions and other volcanic activity at Popocatépetl continue. In this regard, the 12-kilometer zone around the volcano is closed to access people.

Authorities constantly monitor the situation on Popocatepetl, which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and regularly causes panic among the experts and local residents to be active.

Popocatepetl, whose name translates from the language of the Aztecs as "smoking mountain", has a height above sea level, 5.452 kilometers, it has already become the same symbol of Mexico, like tequila or an eagle with a snake in its talons, sitting on a cactus.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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