Fresh blasts from Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano

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

Ash plume from Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

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

Activity at Popocatépetl continues

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

Activity at Popocatépetl – Satellite imagery

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

Popocatépetl awakening again

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

Ash and gas plume seen from Popocatepetl volcano

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