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Intense activity at Popocatepetl, volcanic ash to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 01:57 UTC on June 22 (20:57 local time, June 21). Incandescent fragments were thrown a short distance from the crater. Intense activity continued at Popocatepetl volcano on June 22 with a strong...

June 22, 2019

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Powerful eruptions at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Several significant eruptions took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico on June 17, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose up to 12.8 km (42 000 feet) above sea level. The first eruption started at 11:44 UTC (06:44 local time) followed by another one at 12:04 UTC (07:04...

June 18, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 9.8 km (32 000 feet), Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 15:40 UTC (10:40 local time) on June 14, 2019. The volcanic ash cloud rose to an estimated height of 9.8 km (32 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Washington VAAC. In 24 hours...

June 15, 2019

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Strong eruptions at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, ash to 11.3 km (37 000 feet) a.s.l.

Strong eruptions took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 14:19 and 14:47 UTC (09:19 and 09:47 UTC) on June 3, 2019, producing an ash column up 11.3 km (37 000 feet) above sea level. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a...

June 04, 2019

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Popocatepetl volcano alert level raised, Mexico

Mexican authorities have raised the alert level for Popocatepetl volcano from Yellow Phase 2 to Yellow Phase 3 on March 28, 2019. The decision was made due to increased activity observed in recent days, possible magma expulsion and explosions of increased intensity....

March 28, 2019

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Spectacular eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, heavy ash up to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

A spectacular explosive eruption started at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 01:23 UTC on March 27 (19:23 LT, March 26). Volcanic ash column reached 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l. The eruption produced a thick column of ash up to 3 km (1.8 feet), drifting...

March 27, 2019

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Strong eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:38 UTC on March 19, 2019 (21:38 local time, March 18), ejecting a column of water vapor, gas and ash up to 4 km (13 123 feet). The eruption also threw incandescent material 2.5 km (1.5 miles)...

March 19, 2019

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Explosions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Mexico's Popocatepetl produced another spectacular explosion over the weekend, just 10 days after authorities reported a new 200 m (656 feet) wide lava dome formed in its crater. In the last 24 hours, 24 exhalations were recorded, CENAPRED reported March 4,...

March 05, 2019

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New lava dome forms on Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A new lava dome has formed at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico, placing authorities on alert. A powerful eruption, much stronger than those of February 14 and 15, is possible. According to a report released by the National Coordination of Civil Protection on February...

February 21, 2019

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Strong explosion at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A strong explosion took place at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at 03:06 UTC on January 23, 2019 (21:06 CST, January 22). The eruption threw incandescent fragments to a distance of 2 km (1.2 miles) over the slopes of the volcano. Ash was dispersed in a...

January 23, 2019

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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)...

December 08, 2018

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Popocatépetl erupting hot rocks, Alert Level remains at Yellow, Mexico

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico is showing signs of increased activity since November 19, 2018. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale). Residents and tourists are advised not to go near the volcano, especially near the...

November 21, 2018

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New crater discovered at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A new crater was discovered at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano and authorities expect the volcano to continue throwing new material towards the surface in the coming days, Dr. Carlos Valdés, the director of Mexico's National Center for Disaster...

November 29, 2017

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New strong explosions at Popocatepetl, ash to 8.5 km (28 000 feet) a.s.l.

A new strong explosion occurred at Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano at about 04:52 UTC on Saturday, November 25, 2017 (22:52 local time, November 24). The event follows two strong explosions at 23:12 and 23:54 UTC on Friday and the strongest eruption at this...

November 25, 2017

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Strongest eruption since 2013 at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

On Thursday, November 23, 2017, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano experienced its strongest eruption since 2013. Ashfall was reported in nearby communities, mainly to the south and southeast. The eruption started at 20:13 UTC (14:13 local time), producing a plume of...

November 24, 2017

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Impressive eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

An impressive eruption took place at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 07:26 UTC (02:26 local time) today. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1 968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2...

October 05, 2017

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Eruptions at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano cover nearby towns in ash

Monitoring systems at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano registered three explosions and 136 low-intensity exhalations of steam, volcanic gases and light amount of ash on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 2017. Three explosions were registered with a moderate...

July 03, 2017

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Powerful eruptions at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A powerful eruption occurred at Mexico's Popocatépetl at 15:45 UTC on November 25, 2016, followed by another one at 15:54 UTC today. Volcanic ash and gasses from yesterday's eruption moved NE and reached nearly 11.5 km (38 000 feet) above sea level,...

November 26, 2016

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Popocatépetl spews volcanic ash up to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Volcanic ash produced by the eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano has reached 7.3 km (24 000 feet) above sea level at 14:37 UTC on September 29, 2016. According to the Washington VAAC, ash cloud is moving to the west and northwest of the summit. At...

September 29, 2016

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Popocatépetl spews volcanic ash to 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l., Mexico

Volcanic ash produced by the eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano has reached an altitude of 7.3 km (24 000 feet) a.s.l. around 03:30 UTC on September 14, 2016, the Washington VAAC reported. Volcanic ash is not observable in satellite imagery due to...

September 14, 2016

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Moderately strong eruption of Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano

A moderately strong eruption was registered at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 16:17 UTC on June 12, 2016. The eruption produced a mushroom-shaped ash cloud that rose up to 2.5 km (8 202 feet) over the crater and dispersed to the west. This is 7.9 km (26...

June 13, 2016

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Ash storm engulfs Puebla after large strombolian eruption of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A large strombolian eruption, lasting several hours and characterized by emission of incandescent fragments and tall ash columns, occurred at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico on April 18, 2016. The eruption started at 07:32 UTC (02:32 local time), gradually...

April 19, 2016

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Strong explosion at Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico

A strong explosion occurred at Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano at 01:31 UTC on April 4, 2016 (20:31 local time on April 3). The volcano, also known as the smoking mountain, is located 70 km (43 miles) SE of Mexico City and is known for its frequent...

April 04, 2016

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Increased volcanic activity observed at Popocatepetl, Mexico

Mexican CENAPRED counted 544 small to moderate emissions at Popocatepetl volcano during 24 hours between February 25 - 26, 2014.  An overflight made yesterday afternoon showed that the dome number 48 was destroyed by this activity leaving a funnel-shaped cavity

February 27, 2014

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Volcanic alert level raised as eruption intensifies at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to the latest report by CENAPRED on July 6, 2013 in the last 24 hours monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico has registered a series of low and high frequency tremors lasting 20 hours, accompanied by a persistent emission of gas and ash

July 06, 2013

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Strong activity with tremor, incandescence and multiple plume emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED at 22:42 UTC on July 3, 2013 at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico began an episode of high-frequency tremor that continues until now, and only briefly stopped roughly between 04:00 and 05:00 UTC on July 4. A plume of gas and ash is rising 3-4

July 04, 2013

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Strong eruption with ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED a strong eruption at 18:23 UTC on June 17, 2013 generated an ash column over 4 km in height over Mexican Popocatepetl volcano. Incandescent fragments were released up to 2 km from the crater, and because of their high temperature caused small

June 18, 2013

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Increased volcanic activity at Popocatepetl volcano

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has plumed steam for days, alerting authorities to prepare for possible evacuations. According to CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres) at 6:46 UTC on May 15, 2013 there was an explosion that produced

May 15, 2013

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Possible magma ascent at Popocatepetl volcano

According to CENAPRED on May 11, 2013 during the last 24 hours the volcano monitoring system recorded 53 exhalations of low and moderate intensity, accompanied by emissions of steam, gas and ash sometimes. Also two explosions occurred of moderate magnitude, one at

May 11, 2013

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Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico entered into strong eruptive phase

Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico experienced strongest eruption after some time on March 7, 2013.  The volcano has been showing signs of activity since February 2013, and according to reports is now entering a new phase of increased activity. A sequence of exhalations

March 08, 2013

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Fresh blasts from Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Fresh blasts from Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed fiery rock and caustic ash over residents around the Mexico City suburb of Puebla, already on edge after weeks of ongoing eruption.Ash soared 4 km (2.5 miles) into the sky earlier forcing a local airport to

May 18, 2012

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Ash plume from Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano became increasingly restless in May, 2012, expelling large plumes of gas and ash, as well as ejecting incandescent fragments from the crater.According to Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED), on that same day

May 12, 2012

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Activity at Popocatépetl continues

Popocatépetl, which means “smoking mountain” in the Aztec language, has seen low to moderate levels of activity throughout the past week. Activity began to intensify in mid-April 2012 Plumes have wafted from the volcano; an especially dense ash plume emerged

April 27, 2012

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Activity at Popocatépetl - Satellite imagery

Located about 40 miles (70 km) southeast of Mexico City, Popocatépetl is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. Popocatépetl has been erupting since January 2005, with near constant venting from fumaroles punctuated by minor steam, gas, and ash emissions.Activity

April 24, 2012

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Alert level raised for Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano - authorities consider possibility of major eruption

CENAPRED has raised the alert status of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico, to the third highest level (5 out of 7) and considers the possibility of a major eruption.The volcano continues to have elevated levels of seismicity, and produces frequent steam and ash emissions

April 19, 2012

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Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano spewed at least seven exhalations over the weekend

Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano awakened again on Sunday, April 15, 2012 punctuating an especially shaky seismic season. Popo, as the mountain is widely called, spewed at least seven exhalations overnight Saturday and through the day Sunday, sending vapor, smoke and gas

April 16, 2012

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Popocatépetl awakening again

During the past 24 hours the monitoring system of the Popocatepetl volcano recorded 11 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by steam, gas and some ash. There were also segments of harmonic tremor, accumulating approximately 5 minutes. Other monitoring parameters

September 01, 2011

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Ash and gas plume seen from Popocatepetl volcano

Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, analyses of satellite imagery, and web-camera views, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported that on 26 March an ash-and-gas plume from Popocatépetl drifted ESE and SE. A subsequent notice that day stated that the ash had

April 02, 2011