Stirring Mexican volcano closes schools, raises alert




 
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Stirring Mexican volcano closes schools, raises alert
 
April 18th, 2012  
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Stirring Mexican volcano closes schools, raises alert
SAN PEDRO BENITO JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - A powerful plume of steam and ash rose from the Popocatepetl volcano in central Mexico on Tuesday, prompting local schools to cancel classes and emergency teams to prepare for evacuations. The volcano's lava dome started to expand on Friday, suggesting fresh magma may be pushing upwards. It spewed red-hot fragments and lightly dusted cars and streets in some small towns in the state of Puebla, television images showed. ...




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