Mexico: Popocatepetl volcano eruption spews huge ash cloud

The Wednesday eruption of Popocatepetl volcano, 44 miles (70km) south of Mexico City, has sent a huge column of volcanic ash, water vapour, and gas into the sky as shown in the footage filmed in the nearby village of Tochimilco on Thursday. Despite the eruption, many Tochimilco villagers are not evacuating and are going about their day-to-day lives. «We're very foolish... sometimes we just... Еще say, 'Oh it's fine, nothing’s happening.' People go about their daily lives, go work on the fields,» said a village resident. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) has asked the locals to stay away from the volcano to avoid landslides, lava bombs, and fragments of flying rock. Popocatepetl, locally known as El Popo, is Mexico's second-highest peak at 5.5 km (3.4 miles) high.

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