Mt. Popocatapetl, an active volcano within thirty miles of Mexico City, has formed a new lava dome. The formation of a lava dome is an indication that a new eruption is possible. At the present time, the volcano is emitting smoke from the area of the dome, but a relatively low level of siesmic activity does not suggest an immediate eruption, and Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center has no imminent plans to issue an alert. Popo is, however, considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and appears to have been building toward a major eruption for the past ten years.

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