Volcano Popocatepetl in central Mexico fell asleep with two neighboring cities on Saturday, November 4. Ash deposits were the result of a series of weak eruptions.
The National Center for Disaster Prevention, which monitors volcanic activity, reported that about “200 low-intensity vapor and gas fumes and three explosions” were recorded from Friday morning to Saturday morning.
The last eruption occurred at 06:08 am local time and led to a “lepy ash drop” in the cities of Japistula and Sacualpán, which are in the central state of Morelos.
Located just 60 km south of the capital of Mexico City, Popo, as it is called by locals, is closed to visitors for mountaineers since 1995. Then for a long time the dozing volcano awoke from a dream.
The last major eruption of Popocatepetl occurred in 1947.