Time-bomb? Residents too afraid to sleep, ‘It’s making sounds we never heard before’

April 24, 2012 MEXICOResidents at the foot of Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano no longer sleep soundly since the towering mountain roared back into action over a week ago, spewing out a hail of rocks, steam and ash. “We close our eyes, but we don’t sleep much. In the past, there was only smoke but this time it’s stronger,” said Francisco Jimenez, who lives in the nearby town of Xalitzintla in central Mexico, 55km from Mexico City. The volcano, Mexico’s second highest peak at 5 452m, started rumbling and spurting high clouds of ash and steam on 13 April, provoking the authorities to raise the alert to level five on a seven-point scale. The alert extended a security cordon around the volcano but stopped short of starting evacuations of about 685 000 residents from nearby communities. Over the weekend, residents watched as Popocatepetl, which means “smoking mountain” in the indigenous Nahuatl language, lived up to its name, spouting glowing rocks and shaking the ground beneath their feet. “When we went out to see, my son cried: ‘We have to leave!’ We were ready to leave for Mexico City but then it calmed down a bit,” said 67-year-old Leopolda Perez of Xalitzintla. Authorities from the National Centre of Disaster Prevention maintained their alert level and said on Monday that the volcano remains at a “relative calm” state. After moderate activity during most of the 20th century, Popocatepetl registered more intense rumblings from 1994, with the strongest in December 2000, when nearby communities were evacuated. Juan Carlos Salazar, head of civil protection for the central state of Puebla, said that while many people thought lava was now coming out of the volcano, the crater was only spewing glowing rocks, with no risk to the population. Popocatepetl is an explosive volcano that can suddenly erupt at tremendous force, thrusting out rocks and ashes at large distances. That kind of volcano can be more dangerous than those releasing only flowing lava. Residents say they are used to the permanent threat of the volcano but many say the new activity makes them nervous again. “We’ve been watching out for many nights, waiting to see what happens,” said Gabino Santibanez, mayor of San Pedro Benito Juarez, a small town only 9km from the glowing crater. Locals said that most frightening was the unusual rumbling coming from the volcano, which many compared to an aircraft turbine. “We’ve never heard a noise like it,” said Maximiliano Grajales. About 4.5 million people live on the outskirts of the volcano, which lies at the crossroads of the states of Puebla, Morelos and Mexico. –News 24
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14 Responses to Time-bomb? Residents too afraid to sleep, ‘It’s making sounds we never heard before’

  1. Cookie's mum says:

    Hi…I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your clear and clean reporting on the issues that interest me and many others I’m sure..I go to my emails in the morning and your’s stand out in the mayhem and I am always better informed..with clarity from your posts..who am I to say it?..but I think you do a wonderful job and are a real blessing in these unsettling times..thank you again..

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  2. Julie says:

    “About 4.5 million people live on the outskirts of the volcano, which lies at the crossroads of the states of Puebla, Morelos and Mexico.”

    I feel sick – what do you say when 4.5 million people could be in harms way?! May the Creator have mercy on us all.

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  3. cecelia says:

    Amen. May God have mercy on us all. so many signs happening. I also appreciate having such an informative site that i share with many.

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  4. Dennis E. says:

    VERY INTERESTING COMMENT AT THE LATTER PART OF THE POST::
    “The Locals said the most frightening was the unusual rumbling coming from the volcano, which many compared to an aircraft turbine.”
    That noise and a similar noise is being reported worldwide, most recently in Oregon April 11th 2012. There is a Web site, Strange sounds in the sky 2012 that has a you tube video recording that is about three or so minutes and I have listened to parts of it and some of it sounds like a Jet sitting on the tarmac and then starts to move in place to take off. Parts of it sounds like a symbol being struck and the echo sounding from that. The Lady who is recording this event says it starts about 03:00 am in the morning. It sounds like it starts in the ground and moves to the sky. There was a link from a Christian Blog Site that sent me to this site.
    Ponder if some of these noises are Military Pysops………
    Ponder if some of these noises are from the spiritual realm and what’s going on in there?????…………….

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  5. sherpi says:

    Alvin hi… sorry to ask but what is the title of your book and can i get it here in our local bookstore? I live in SE Asia… Or do i need to make an online purchase and have it shipped? thanks.

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    • The local bookstore should be able to order it if not you can find in on-line through sites like:

      Booktopia.com
      Amazon.com
      Lulu.com

      And most will ship it. Let me know if you have any problems getting it.

      Thanks, Alvin

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