Suspended yesterday the operation of its international airport Puebla in Mexico due to volcanic ash falling on the runway, the governor of the Mexican state of the same name, Sergio Salomon, announced via Twitter, as activity at the nearby Popocatepetl volcano intensifies.

Last Sunday, the Mexican authorities they raised the alert level in the area around the volcano, whose cone is located at a relatively short distance – about 70 kilometers – from the capital, as volcanic ash is emitted and molten materials are ejected which there is a risk of threatening air traffic and the population.

“Weak volcanic explosive activity” at Popocatepetl and debris ejections or eruptions from the crater were expected, Laura Velasquez, the director of Mexico’s Civil Protection, explained during a news conference.

The resumption of activity at the volcano had already led to the suspension of the capital’s Benito Juarez International Airport for several hours on Saturday.

Authorities are making preparations in case an ambulance is needed removal I liven areas around the volcano.

Popocatepetl, which reaches 5,452 meters high, is the dMexico’s second highest volcano and has been closely monitored by scientists since 1994, when it was reactivated.