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Ash from the Popocatepetl volcano temporarily closes central Mexico airport

Ash from the Popocatepetl volcano temporarily closes central Mexico airport

Four explosions and 39 low-intensity exhalations of ash were recorded between Sunday and Monday at the 5,452-meter (17,887-foot) volcano, according the National Disaster Prevention Center.

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  • Last Updated: January 26, 2016, 7:36 AM IST
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Puebla (Mexico): Ashes from the Popocatepetl volcano have rained down on the airport of the central Mexican city of Puebla, prompting authorities to temporarily shut down operations.

Four explosions and 39 low-intensity exhalations of ash were recorded between Sunday and Monday at the 5,452-meter (17,887-foot) volcano, according the National Disaster Prevention Center.

Jesus Morales, director of the Puebla state civil protection department, said on Monday that airport operations would be closed for three hours so that workers can remove ash from the runaway. The shutdown will not affect any flights as none are due to land during that time, he said.

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