The volcano is located 90 kilometers from the capital of the country, and is considered one of the most active in the country. Popocatepetl threw a column of ash at a height of 2 kilometers from the crater.
Popocatepetl is an active volcano in Mexico. The name comes from two words in the Nahuatl language: the populace is “smoking” and the teplete is “hill”, that is, the smoking hill.
Popocatepetl is the second highest mountain in Mexico after the peak of Orizaba and is 5426 m. Against 5675 m. At Orizaba.
Popocatepetl is next to the extinct volcano Istaksiatl. The names of these two mountains are the names of the heroes of the legend of Popocatepetl and Istaksiatl.
Around the volcano is concentrated the most important conurbation of the states of Puebla (on the eastern side of the volcano), Tlaxcala from the north-east and in the north-west – the city of Mexico City, with a total population of more than 20 million people.