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Popocatépetl Volcano in Mexico Erupts 14 Times

The Popocatepetl in the morning - Image

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano seems to have woken up, having erupted 14 times in a single night earlier last week.

The Center for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED) carefully monitors all the volcanic activity 24 hours a day and have taken note of the ash, steam, and gas coming from the mountain. Travel advisories have been sent out, warning drivers and residents to stay away from the active volcano as much as possible.

“CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments and in case of heavy rains leave the bottoms of ravines because of the danger of landslides and debris flows,” their website states.

Popocatépetl’s last major eruption occurred in 1994, and its occasional rumbling has been a part of local life since. It is unclear whether the eruptions will continue or cease.

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