Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano blows ash over two towns |

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano blows ash over two towns

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) – The Popocatepetl Volcano near Mexico City sent plumes of water vapor and ash into air Monday, and winds blew the light dusting of ash over two nearby towns.

Activity has increased in recent days at the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) volcano as a small lava dome grows inside the volcano’s crater.

Gritty volcanic ash drifted into Ozumba and Yecapixtla, two towns in the neighboring state of Mexico about 15 miles (25 kms) from the peak, the National Disaster Prevention Center reported.

Experts at the center said recent ash and vapor emissions could be the prelude to a stronger type of eruption.

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