Ash from Popocatépetl Volcano Falls on Mexico City

Increased activity of the Popocatépetl volcano early on Monday morning has caused ash fall in nine of the 16 delegations in Mexico City, according to the authorities” reports.

Ash fall has been reported in Coyoacan, Milpa Alta, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Alvaro Obregon, Tlahuac and Iztapalapa.

Given these conditions, it has been recommended that the population cover their mouths and noses with a damp cloth and cover water tanks.

Volcanic ash has fallen in the State of Mexico, in at least six municipalities.

Civil Protection has reported that the ash is no longer falling on the city and that air traffic has not been impacted. Monitoring still continues in the city.

Popocatépetl, whose name means “Smoking Mountain”, is an active volcano located in the center of Mexico and is the second highest peak in the country.


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