Volcano Popocatepetl threw ash at a height of three kilometers

Volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico threw a column of ash three thousand meters high, said on Tuesday the national coordinator of the civil defense of the country, Luis Felipe Puente.

“The release of ash from Popocatepetl at 15.29 reached three thousand meters in height,” Puente said in a microblog on Twitter.

According to Puente, the volcano slightly covered with ashes the municipalities of Tochimilco, Puebla, Uakechula and some others.

Popocatepetl, whose name translates from the Aztec language as a “smoking mountain”, rises above sea level by 5.4 thousand meters. He has long been one of the symbols of Mexico.

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