Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano woke up again

June 18, 2013. Popocatepetl volcano, located near Mexico City, Monday again was active and threw a column of ash to a height of four kilometers, according to Center for Disaster Prevention Latin American country.

According to experts, pieces of red-hot stones were scattered over a distance of up to two kilometers from the crater of the volcano. The high temperature of discarded pieces of rock Popocatepetl provoked numerous small fires on the slopes, but the threat they represent.

At the same time, meteorologists report that the great masses of ash emitted by the wind are now in the north-west, which may cause it to fall on the settlements in this area, including the southern part of Mexico City.

In the month of May Popocatepetl showed increased activity. His ashes dropped in the capital, but also led to a partial suspension of flights from the international airport of the city of Puebla.

Popocatépetl, whose name is translated from the language of the Aztecs as "the Smoking Mountain", is raised above sea level by 5.4 thousand meters. It has already become one of the symbols of Mexico. The volcano is located 55 kilometers south-east of Mexico City.

Source: RIA Novosti

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