Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Strong explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Two strong explosions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano over the past 24 hours. Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater.

The explosions were registered at 22:44 LT, December 7 (04:44 UTC, December 8) and the other at 23:22 LT (05:22 UTC, December 8). They were accompanied by columns of ash of 1.5 km (4 900 feet) and 2 km (6 561 feet), respectively.

The eruption threw incandescent fragments more than 2 km (1.2 miles) from the crater.

"The direction of the winds is northeast and residents can expect ash fall in populations of that sector," CENAPRED said 06:15 UTC, December 8.

Videos courtesy CENAPRED 

In 24 hours to 17:00 UTC, December 7, Popocatepetl volcano monitoring network registered 83 low intensity exhalations, accompanied by water vapor and gas, as well as two explosions with an approximate height of 1.8 and 2.5 km (5 905 and 8 202 feet, respectively). 

Ashfall was reported in the town of Amecameca and Tlalmanalco.

Authorities urge residents and tourists not to approach the volcano, especially the crater.

Featured image credit: CENAPRED


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Comments

Kenneth cash 1 day ago

Before the light darkness must come first? All you sheepards have forgotten the LORD ALMIGHTY IS HIS NAME and nothing otherwise is HE TO be called do you see? That he is and there is no other the darkness is coming!

Mel (@Kenneth cash) 1 day ago

The image is black and white only, but the volcano and landscape around is full of colours. There are more than sheepards in the surroundings. He is a quite ancient volcano and these explotions are quite common, usually derivated from lava domes. Yes, some sees him as a he but the volcano next to him is a she. Nature anyway is extraordinary

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