Mexico City: Following the eruption of Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention has raised the alert level on Thursday morning and warned people not to stay near the volcano.
This announcement was made when yesterday Popocatepetl started ejected burning fragments that started small fires in the surrounding pastures.
Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention has said that the alert will last 24 hours and that they had observed more than 200 discharges from the volcano at around 80 Kms to the southeast.
Mexican Civil Protection agency has raised the alert level from volcano’s alert level from yellow phase two to yellow phase three, as they expect Popocatepetl to intensify and may even expulse some magma.
There are no reports of any immediate explosion of Popocatepetl but Mexico’s Disaster Prevention Agency has advised people living in the vicinity of the volcano to stay alert.