Forty miles southeast of Mexico City, Popocatepetl is acting up:
Mexico’s ‘Popo’ volcano spews ash, molten rock
“Popo,” as the volcano is known, has displayed a “notable increase in activity levels” in the last few days, including tremors and explosive eruptions, according to a statement from the federal government.
Webcams have shown large chunks of molten rock spewing from the crater, and ash has rained down on the nearby city of Puebla. On Sunday, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention elevated its warning level to “Yellow Phase 3,” the fifth stage of a seven-stage warning scale.
“Don Goyo”, Popo’s other name was throwing red rocks.
Popo’s twin, Iztaccihuatl, remains dormant.
And, no, don’t ask me how to pronounce Iztaccihuatl.