Why is Mexico sending its own volcano to California?
Posted October 25, 2018 08:48:02 In recent weeks, Mexico has been sending a volcano to the California coast, with the state’s volcanoes officials describing it as a “very significant” threat to the state.
The announcement by Mexico’s volcanologist, Francisco Delgado, came just two days after California Gov.
Gavin Newsom ordered that the state halt its planned eruption of Mount Tambora, which has been spewing ash for nearly a week.
Mexico’s Mount Tambo eruption has killed more than 4,000 people and damaged thousands of structures, prompting a nationwide emergency declaration.
In the meantime, the U.S. has been on high alert, with federal authorities stepping up patrols along the West Coast and other states.
But the eruption of Tamboras volcanic cone has raised questions about whether Mexico is preparing for a potential eruption of its own.
Mexico’s volcanic cone volcano erupts in the state of Chiapas on September 21, 2018.
Mexico has ordered a halt to its planned volcano eruption in the California coastal state of San Diego.