Mexico on alert after Popocatepetl volcano spews ash close to capital | World Information

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Mexico has been placed on alert after a volcano began spewing sizzling ash and rock near its capital metropolis.

The nation’s Nationwide Centre for Catastrophe Prevention has warned individuals to steer clear of Popocatepetl close to Mexico Metropolis after 200 minor eruptions have been recorded in 24 hours.

It has issued a stage three yellow alert, indicating doable magma expulsion and explosions of accelerating depth.

The Popocatepetl Volcano spews ash
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The Popocatepetl volcano has been spewing sizzling rock, ash and fuel

The alert – the third highest – is one stage under a purple alert that will set off preparations for an evacuation.

The 17,900ft (5,450m) stratovolcano has been notably energetic in current months and has now been spewing sizzling rock, ash and fuel.

Soldiers check an evacuation route
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Troopers test an evacuation route close to the volcano

It has despatched items of burning rock showering about one and a half miles (2.4km) down its slopes, which has prompted fires in surrounding grassland.

A number of cities reported ash falling on them from the explosion.

The Popocatepetl Volcano spews ash
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Ash and smoke might be seen from Puebla, central Mexico

Some 25 million individuals reside inside about 60 miles (97km) of the volcano’s crater.

A significant eruption at Popocatepetl in 2000 pressured an evacuation and noticed practically 50,000 residents in three states surrounding the height flee the area.