Explosion in Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico – Breaking News


Mexican In a written statement made by the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), there was an eruption on Popocatepetl Volcano at 6.20 local time this morning. explosion In the last 24 hours, an earthquake lasting 44 minutes and gas and dust output were recorded 34 times. Due to the explosions, authorities volcano As stones and gravel may fall from its mouth, citizens were warned to stay away from the volcano, while those living in the surrounding residential areas were advised to take precautions against possible mudflow with ashfall and rain.

Popocatepetl, which means “the mountain that makes smoke” in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, is the second largest volcano in North America with an altitude of 5 thousand 452 meters. Popocatepetl, whose crater is 900 meters in diameter and 150 meters deep, is 16 kilometers north of its twin Iztaccihuatl Volcano.

Popocatepetl Volcano, which has increased its activities for the last year, is in the fifth place among the volcanoes that are expected to have a big eruption in the next few years, according to scientists from the University of Manchester. Popocatepetl Volcano, which last erupted on August 30, had erupted 3 times in January, once in March, and 8 times during the past year.