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Mexico on alert due to the intense activity of the Popocatéptl volcano | Digital Trends Spanish

He Popocatepetl volcano It is one of the most active and dangerous in Mexico. Its name means “smoking mountain” in Nahuatl, and is due to the constant emissions of gases and ashes it produces.

And once again it is in the eye of the hurricane, since in recent days it has increased in intensity and activity.

The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) of Mexico increased the level of emergency due to the constant and intense activity that the Popocatéplt volcano began to have over the weekend.

The volcano occupies the limits of three states of the country: Morelos, Puebla and the State of Mexicowhere classes have already been suspended, evacuation drills have been prepared and the state of alert has been raised.

In this video we show you the activity of the #popocatepetl🌋 in the last 3h.

During the night the tremor and the emission of ash remained constant. Currently there is a decrease in high frequency tremor.

At the moment a constant emission of water vapor is observed

— National Civil Protection Coordination (@CNPC_MX) May 22, 2023

Popocatépetl has a height of 5,426 meters above sea level, and is part of the Neovolcanic Axis, a chain of volcanoes that crosses the center of the country. Popocatépetl is a stratovolcano, that is, it was formed by layers of lava and solidified ash. Its geological history dates back to about 730,000 years ago, when it originated from the collapse of previous volcanoes. Its current crater has an elliptical shape, with a diameter greater than 900 meters and a depth of 150 meters. The volcano is home to diverse ecosystems, with a wide variety of flora and fauna. At its top are glaciers that have decreased in recent years due to global warming. Popocatépetl has had 41 confirmed eruptions throughout history, the most recent being on April 21, 2023, which caused ash fall in several municipalities in the states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla.

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