Intense Popocatepetl volcano eruption causes a 3-magnitude earthquake – increased volcanic activity near Mexico City

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has experienced increased volcanic activity since last Monday, which has generated 366 earthquakes, including one that registered a magnitude of 3 on Tuesday.

Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention on Wednesday said an eruption at the Popocatépetl volcano caused a 3-magnitude earthquake.

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Photo courtesy of Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention

The temblor occurred at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday. The epicenter was in the southeast section of the volcano.

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These earthquakes are part of a swarm or train of volcano tectonic earthquakes that began last Monday. At the time of this report there have been counted 366 of these earthquakes.

Here a video of the strong explosion at Popocatepetl on August 28, 2016:

As shown in the next video, the eruptive activity at the volcano is increasing dramatically on August 29, 2016:

Before triggering this M3.0 earthquake and continuing on exploding on September 1, 2016:

Popocatépetl is about 43 miles southeast of Mexico City. CENAPRED in March raised the environmental alert level to the second degree out of three, meaning nearby residents should be prepared to evacuate.

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