Popocatépetl volcano ERUPTION: Smoke rises above Mexican city – residents told STAY AWAY

Monday, September 24, 2018
By Paul Martin

POPOCATÉPETL volcano has erupted in Mexico, sending a huge column of smoke several miles into the air.

Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Popocatépetl volcano has erupted, with smoke visible across the state of Puebla.

Residents have been warned not to travel within seven-and-a-half miles of the active volcano.

Witnesses reported an “explosion” at around 5pm BST before smoke and ash began billowing out of the volcano.

Shock photos show the smoke visible from miles around – even from built up nearby towns.

Last month an eruption at Popocatépetl was followed by 24 hours of explosions and earthquakes in the area.

According to the National Centre for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), the volcano has had 34 exhalations and 5 explosions in the last 24 hours.

And 24 hours later, at 3.07am local time, the stratovolcano had had 215 minutes of exhalations and seismic movements.

The Volcano released emissions of gases, ash and incandescent fragments on the slopes of the volcano, while ash is still falling in Morelos and the Edomex from Tuesday’s initial eruption.

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