A new eruption occurred in Popocatepetl Volcano, which is the second largest volcano in North America, in Mexico. Authorities warned the locals of the stones and gravel that may fall into the environment.
According to the daily report published by Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), Popocatepetl Volcano has erupted in the last 24 hours and gas and smoke have been released 52 times from the volcano’s mouth.
In the report, it was reported that the ashes that came out of the mouth of the volcano and mixed into the air as a result of the explosions spread towards the northeast with the effect of the wind. People in Puebla and Tlaxcala states in this direction were advised to take precautions against possible ashfall and mudflows that may occur with rain.
‘Stay Away’ WARNING TO THE REGIONAL PUBLIC
In addition, stating that the eruption activity in the volcano is expected to continue on a low to medium scale, the authorities warned the people of the region to stay away from the vicinity of the volcano, due to the possibility of an eruption at any moment, because of the stones and pebbles that may fall into the environment.
NORTH AMERICA’S SECOND LARGEST VOLCANO
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. 16 kilometers north of Popocatepetl, whose crater is 900 meters in diameter and 150 meters in depth, is its twin Iztaccihuatl Volcano.
Popocatepetl Volcano, which has seen an increase in activity in 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 University of Manchester scientists.