Thursday, May 3, 2012

Popocatepetl Volcano Threatens Millions with Gas and Ash and Keeps Mexico on High Alert

Mexico City just 40 miles away from volcano throwing poison gases a mile up into the air over Puebla state

Mexico remains on high alert as the Popocatepetl volcano continuous to spew gas and volcanic ash into the air.

Mexico's National Centre for Disaster Prevention raised the threat level in april to its third highest warning in a seven-step scale. This indicates the possibility of magma expulsion and eruptions of increasing intensity.

Popocatepetl is only 40 miles (25km) southeast of the Mexico City where more than 25 million live.

Residents of the Puebla state town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos have been trying to adjust to life as the 5,450-metre volcano continuous to spew gases and fumes from its core.
One farmer said he remained on alert.

"Sometimes we see it in the night but now you need to be cautious of and watch out if something happens, when it releases its fumes and fire," Leon Analco told Reuters. Read More