Mexico’s ‘Popo’ volcano still rumbling leaving locals in wait for what comes next

A man sweeps ash from a roof in a town near Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Mathew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Shaking roofs, frayed nerves as Mexico’s ‘Popo’ volcano rumbles
  • Since Friday, “Don Goyo” as the volcano is also known locally, has rattled nerves with several explosions and repeated emissions of ash, gasses and molten rock.
  • The increased activity caused dozens of flights to be canceled over the weekend out of Mexico City.
  • Shelters have been opened near Popocatepetl in case the situation escalates, while troops have been deployed and are helping to sweep up ash in the streets.
  • Roughly 25 million people live within a 100-kilometer radius of Popocatepetl, the second-tallest volcano in Mexico, rising nearly 5,500 meters (18,000 feet) above sea level.
  • President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sought to calm public concerns on Wednesday, urging people “not to be alarmed.”
  • “It seems that ‘Don Goyo’ is calming down, although it’s still emitting ash,” he said

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