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Thousands of miles to the south, the one of the world's most active volcanoes, Popocatepetl, continues its activity in the Valley of Mexico. On Monday, the volcano erupted a plume of ash that settled over nearby Puebla.
Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center announced that they had detected two explosions on Tuesday night. The center also stated that steam recently rose approximately one mile (1.5 kilometers) above Popocatepetl. Authorities are now preparing shelters and evacuations routes in case the volcanic eruption escalates, reported the AP.
Earlier in May, a tremor from Popocatepetl lasted for 3.5 hours, reported Volcano Discovery. An eruption of steam and ash accompanied the tremor and covered the villages San Juan Tianguismanalco, San Pedro Benito Juárez and the City of Puebla in ash as the plume drifted to the southeast.
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Elsewhere around the world, Stromboli volcano remains active in Italy. Observers spotted a small flow of lava from the volcano's northeast crater, reported Volcano Discovery. Stromboli is one of the eight Aeolian Islands located north of Sicily.