Mexico Residents Fear a New Volcano Is Being Formed Beneath Them After Eruption of Smoke, Gas

The site of a July 9 eruption of gas and smoke in a Michoacán, Mexico, field. (Michoacán Government Officials)
Residents in a Mexican town are on edge as fears grow that a new volcano is brewing beneath their feet.

Despite assurances from experts that a new volcano is not likely to form, a July 9 eruption of gas and smoke from a field, coupled with cracks on the ground in Pueblo Viejo, in the southern state of Michoacán, has left residents fearing the worst, according to Reuters.

Temperatures of nearly 500 degrees Fahrenheit reportedly have been registered in the subsoil.

To protect curious residents, local officials have cordoned off the area.<!–more–>

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