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The volcano spews ash Mexico City

This March 25, 2015 file photo shows a plume of ash and steam rising from the crater of the volcano Popocatepetl, as seen from the center of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico.

(AP)

Ash from the volcano Popocatepetl has reached the southern districts of Mexico city.

The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after the activity picked up in the crater and the registered 183-emissions of gas and ash about 24 hours.

The centre was the monitoring of several rumbling and tremors. The images on social media showed thin layers of ash coating the windscreens of cars in the neighborhoods of Mexico City, such as Xochimilco.

Geophysicists have noticed that an increase of the activity of the volcano is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of the capital since a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the city of Mexico in September 2017. The volcano known as “Don Goyo” has been active since 1994.

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