WATCH: Largest Volcano in Mexico Erupts 4 Times in Less than 24 Hours

Aug 18, 2016 04:10 AM EDT

The Popocatepetl volcano, the largest volcano in Mexico has come to life and has left neighboring areas fearing for theirs.

The volcano which is less than a hundred kilometers away from Mexico's capital, has already had four subsequent eruptions in less than 24 hours on Sunday, CENAPRED, Mexico's natural disaster center, said.

Here is a footage of the volcano in actual eruption. The clips shows tons of ash burning and catapulted in the sky.

The center has already warned people to stay away from the vicinity. "The CENAPRED urges you not to approach the volcano, specifically the crater, due to the danger of falling ballistic fragments," it said in a statement.

Daily Mail notes there are about 25 million people live within 62 miles of the crater of the 17,797-foot stratovolcano.

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According to Unites Press International, latest recordings show Ptopocatepetl volcano has had 73 volcanic plumes and had two volcano tectonic earthquakes, measuring in magnitudes 1.2 and 1.6, respectively.

Last April, the volcano has also erupted, forcing the closure of the airport of the central Mexican city of Puebla. Explosion were recorded in two days, with four explosions and 39 low-intensity exhalations.

Popocatepetl, locally known as "El Popo," has been a highly active volcano since 1994. It has been dormant for 50 years before that. In 2000, a big explosion has forced some 40,000 people to evacuate.

Volcano Discovery said its name came from the Aztec word meaning smoking mountain. The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater.

According to CENAPRED's last update, there is still no visibility towards the volcano due to dense clouds. The official alert level remains at "Yellow Phase 2."

In case of any ash fall, the people are advised to cover nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or face mask.

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