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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano causes more disruptions

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Sunday, July 14, 2013, 6:04 - Popocatepetl was at it again this week, spewing ash clouds around central Mexico and disrupting flights in the process.

Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano continued to roar this week, causing disruptions to surrounding communities in the process. 

An airport serving the countries fourth largest city had to suspend service for over seven hours Friday due to ash. 

The airport in the city of Puebla was closed as a precaution, re-opening after ash stopped falling and runways could be cleared. 

Over 24 hours, 100 bursts of steam and gas were recorded by Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Centre (CENAPRAD). 

The agency has set the alert level for Popocatepetl at "yellow," which is the third highest on its 7-step scale. 

Eruptions earlier this month caused disruptions in Mexico City, with numerous flight cancellations reported. 

Authorities are closely monitoring a lava dome growing inside the crater, which could cause more severe eruptions later on. 

Popocatepetl is one of Mexico's most active volcano's, its name means "smoking mountain." Its last major eruption occurred in 1947.

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