Ready to Blow? Mexico Volcano Rumbles
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has rumbled continuously and spewed gases and glowing rocks to almost one mile
(one kilometer) beyond its crater, authorities said Friday.
Popocatepetl is located about 34 miles (55 kilometers) east of the capital, Mexico City. More than 30 million people live within sight of the volcano.
In an increase of activity the volcano registered “62 expulsions of medium intensity, with the emission of water vapor, gas, ashes and glowing rocks,” between Thursday night and Friday, said a statement from the National Center of Disaster Prevention.