Mexico Metropolis’s two predominant airports quickly resumed operations after shutting down for just a few hours on account of ash spewing from Popocatepetl volcano, situated 45 miles southeast of the nation’s capital
MEXICO CITY — Mexico Metropolis’s two predominant airports quickly shut down operations on Saturday on account of ash spewing from Popocatepetl volcano, situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of the nation’s capital.
Volcanic ashes are particularly harmful for aviation, not solely as a result of they scale back visibility however as a result of they’ll act as an abrasive, damaging an plane’s wings and fuselage.
The Popocatepetl rumbled to life once more this week, belching out towering clouds of ash that compelled 11 villages to cancel faculty periods.
The explosions registered within the early hours of Saturday have been extra intense, however authorities — who preserve a detailed eye on the energetic volcano — are sustaining the menace at an intermediate degree.