MEXICO CITY, Aug 12 (Reuter) - Mexico's
on Tuesday released its greatest ash cloud since late June, when
it blanketed Mexico City with ash and forced closure of the
Ash flew more than a mile (about 2 km)
into the sky on
Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. (1324 GMT), with strong winds blowing
particles southwest over the states of Morelos and Mexico, chief
volcano monitor Roberto Quaas told Reuters.
Should winds change direction, ash could
Mexico City, he added. The majestic, snow-capped volcano is 33
miles (50 km) southeast of the capital.
This latest blast may be a sign of more
rumblings from the
17,719-foot (5,452-metre) volcano, affectionately known as
"We think that in coming days there
will be more frequent
exhalations of this intensity, but it is no reason for alarm,''
He said Tuesday's column of ash was the
largest since the
June 30 explosion that sent particles falling across Central
Mexico and forced the Mexico City airport to shut.
There were no plans for evacuations this time, he added.
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