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Mexican villagers beseech volcano goddess for rain

The inhabitants of Santiago Xalitzintla rise well before dawn to prepare their offerings to The Sleeping Woman, as they affectionately call the dormant Iztaccíhuatl volcano that hovers above their town in central Mexico. There are potatoes to fry for the feast, and heaping bunches of red carnations to lug up to the stone altar 3,800...
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Threat alert for Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico has increased

Mexican authorities on Thursday raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City to indicate increasing intensity after it started spewing steam and gas and ejected burning fragments that caused fires in surrounding pastures. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention warned people to stay away from Popocatepetl, saying that in the previous 24...
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews hot rock, ash

An explosion at the crater of Mexico’s Popocatepetl stratovolcano has hurled incandescent rock about 1 ½ mile (2.5 kilometers) down its slopes and sent ash into the night sky near the nation’s capital. The Mexican government disaster agency says ash was expected to fall on towns near the crater following the outburst at 9:38 p.m....
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Authorities warn about the increase in the activity of Popocatépetl

The General Coordinator of Civil Protection of the State of Mexico, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa, met with municipal presidents and transport companies, who expressed their willingness to participate in an evacuation in the event of greater activity at Popocatépetl. Due to the activity that the Popocatépetl Volcano has presented in the last days, they presented...
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50 earthquakes in nine states and Volcano Ash warning for Mexico City

Authorities in the capital warned of possible ash fall in some municipalities of the south-southeast area of ​​Mexico City after the explosion of the Popocatéptl volcano on Tuesday morning. In view of this, the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection reported that the areas most likely to receive volcanic ash are Magdalena Contreras,...
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Locals find monarch colony in Mexico after yearslong search

For years, park rangers and conservationists working around Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano chased rumors of a monarch butterfly colony that wintered high in a forest of oyamel firs in some corner of the 132,000-acre (53,419-hectare) national reserve. Local woodsmen would report seeing some of the butterflies fluttering about and scouting teams would scramble to...
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano belches glowing rock, ash

The Popocatepetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped a dusting of ash over nearby towns. Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency says the volcano east of the capital sent a column of ash 2 miles (3 kilometers) into the air. Incandescent rocks landed more than a mile (2 kilometers) down the volcano’s...
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Eruption at Popocatépetl shakes municipalities in Puebla

At 9:06 p.m. Tuesday, the Popocatépetl volcano caused a loud roar that generated an eruptive column of more than 4 km in height and that according to various inhabitants, it shook the houses near the colossus. According to Twitterers, in Huejotzingo, Cholula and Atlixco a loud explosion was heard and ejection of incandescent fragments was...
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Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year. Guatemala’s volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot (3,763-meter) high mountain shook homes with “constant sounds similar to a train...
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Guatemala volcano spews ash months after deadly eruption

Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire (Fuego) is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people. The country’s seismology and volcanology institute said Saturday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing toward a ravine. Constant rumblings from the volcano sounded like an engine, and columns of gray ash were shooting...
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Popocatépetl sends ash as far as Mexico City after three explosions

The Mayor of Mexico City, José Ramón Amieva, reported that ash from three explosions at Popocatémetl Volcano, locally known as Popo, had reached the east and south areas of the capital. Ash was reported in the delegations of Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta, and Xochimilco. Wind also steered ash to Tláhuac, Istacalco, Coyoacán, Tlalpan, Magdalena Contreras, and...
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5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico, no damage reported

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled southern and central Mexico on Thursday, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Workers at some Mexico City office towers temporarily evacuated their buildings but quickly re-entered after the swaying stopped. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred around 8:30 a.m. local time (13:30 GMT) and...
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Central Mexico volcanic activity and earthquake in early morning hours

At 4:42 am Sunday morning, the Popocatépetl volcano presented an exhalation with low ash content that reached a height of two thousand meters and whose plume went north, informed the National Coordinator of Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior ( Segob), Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa. “Exhalation of Popocatépetl at 04:42 hours, with a...
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Mexico rocked by another earthquake

Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 273. The magnitude 7.1 quake toppled dozens of buildings, broke gas mains and sparked fires less than two weeks...
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Tropical Storm Simon Might Bring Us Rain, But Don’t Let That Slow You Down

Fireworks! Paint some pottery, great fun with friends and family. Open this week Thursday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM. Come in and unleash the artist in you at FireWorks! Our cheery studio is the ideal place to paint your heart out! Even non-artistic types are welcome to select their favorite piece to paint,...
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