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Popocatépetl Erupts Twice Sending Smoke And Ashes In Mexico

Mar 13, 2017 09:20 AM EDT

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One of the most famous volcanoes in the world, the Popocatépetl in Mexico has erupted. It has erupted twice during the weekends, sending ashes all over its neighboring towns.

Popocatépetl volcano has erupted two times since Saturday evening. The Mexican volcano has emitted hundreds of short, low-intensity bursts of gas and smoke, Mexican authorities said on Sunday afternoon. Popocatépetl has not released any spectacular lava or some sort, Mashable reported. Popocatépetl is located near Mexico's Puebla valley so the residents there are a bit happy that there weren't any lava. It is specifically located about 80 miles east of Mexico City.

Because of the eruption of the Popocatépetl volcano, the area is now under "yellow alert". That means people should protect their food and their own self from the falling ashes. Meanwhile, the authorities believed that the eruption is still ongoing even though the camera and the naked eye cannot see. Friday night, March 10, the volcano's crater has lit up and it colored the sky with a brilliant orange. Each and every time the volcano belched smoke, the color intensifies, Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention reported.

Just last year, Mexico's largest and most feared volcano, Popocatépetl, has erupted. It came into life again with a major eruption of very toxic smoke and ash caused by an earthquake. It has feared many people. Authorities said that it might lead to a bigger eruption, Express stated. The big eruption did not happen as the spewing of ashes and smoke has stopped.

It has erupted many times last year but has stopped with minimal damage. The eruption of the volcano can be seen if the sky is clear enough. The neighboring volcano, Iztaccíhuatl can also be seen clearly in the distance. On the other hand, in North America, Alaska's Bogoslof volcano has also erupted, scaring people for the worst as many natural calamities have been occurring.

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