Mexico raises alert for Popocatepetl volcano

Posted on April 17, 2012


(Reuters) – Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near to

Volcano Popocatepetl, from Mexico City. Españo...

Mexico City on Monday after it started spewing red-hot fragments of rock.

The lava dome of Popocatepetl, some 50 miles (80 km) to the southeast of the capital, started to expand on Friday, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention said.

This change in activity in the 5,450 meter (17,900 foot) volcano could provoke big explosions capable of sending incandescent fragments out over considerable distances, as well as ash showers, the centre said in a statement.


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