The Popocatepetl near Mexico City has emitted more than a hundred explosive eruptions in the past 24 hours, causing American carriers to cancel flights in and out of the area.The ashes haven’t reached Mexico City International Airport. But Delta, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines canceled flights that had been scheduled to depart Thursday. At Toluca Airport also outside Mexico City, Spirit Airlines shut down its operations to Fr. Lauderdale and Dallas. Mexican airlines have not shut down their flights, and the US carriers are expected to resume as soon as the ash plumes subside. The current increase in activity began with an extraordinary eruption on June 17.
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Two volcanoes in Alaska and Popocatepetl in Mexico are either erupting or showing signs of activity. As sea levels continue to rise, putting pressure on continental shelves, predictions are that volcanic activity will also increase, as well as seismic activity. Whether or not earthquakes will follow the eruptions of these volcanoes is not known, but officials are concerned that plumes from the Alaskan volcanoes could endanger air travel from the US to Asia, and Mexican vulcanologists are watching Popo carefully, in expectation of a more significant and potentially dangerous level of activity.
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The thousands of people who live near an active volcano on Indonesia’s mainisland of Java have been told to prepare to evacuate their homes. MountMerapi, near the central city of Jogjakarta, has begun spewing molten rockand ash from its crater.

The volcano last erupted in 1994, when it destroyed a village and killed 60people.

Could recent UFO sightings in Indonesia be a signal that the volcano is becoming dangerously active? It has not been reported that UFOs were seennear the crater, as they were in Mexico City recently, when Popocatepetlthreatened to erupt.

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Mt. Popocatapetl, the restless volcano 35 miles from Mexico City, has once again begun erupting. On Monday, January 21, the volcano sent a massive plume of smoke and ash to an altitude of 25,000 feet. According to the Mexican volcanologists, the volcano experienced an earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale Monday afternoon. 17 minutes later, there was an eruption of steam, followed by the emission of the ash cloud.

Since 1994, Popo has been in an eruptive state, with unpredictable periods of activity that have gradually been increasing. On December 12, 2000, the volcano experienced its worst eruption in 1,200 years. As a result, over 40,000 people living within the danger zone evacuated the area.
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