Growing more violent? Mexico’s Popocatepetl unleashes powerful ash eruption, frightening villagers

May 13, 2012 MEXICO - Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed out huge clouds of ash and fiery rock overnight, closing a local airport on Saturday and frightening nearby villagers, already on edge after weeks of increased activity. Popocatepetl, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Mexico City, shook with tremors that belched out four large plumes of ash on Friday night and Saturday morning, the National Center for Disaster Prevention said in a statement on Saturday. The biggest expulsion shot an ash cloud 2.5 miles (4 km) into the air and launched glowing rocks more than half a mile (1 km) from the crater, the statement said. Raul Arambula, a scientist collaborating with the government’s disaster center, said the volcano threw out the most ash and fragments of red-hot rock since authorities raised the alert level last month. “It was spectacular,” Arambula said. “Of course, it makes you worry about everyone living nearby.” In Santiago Xalitzintla, a village about 6 miles (10 km) from the volcano, the loud rumblings sent residents running to the town square during the night. “The volcano is looking serious. It was really roaring strongly last night,” said Juan Castro, 83, who said he was half-deaf but had no trouble hearing the tremors. The ash clouds forced the airport in the central state of Puebla to suspend operations on Saturday. Billowing ash earlier in the week closed the airport on Tuesday and Thursday. Civil protection officials in Mexico City said a change in wind patterns could send ash over the capital next week. Mexico’s disaster center raised the volcano’s alert level to yellow phase three from yellow phase two in mid-April, the third-highest warning on the center’s seven-step scale. There are no plans yet to evacuate nearby residents. –Reuters
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18 Responses to Growing more violent? Mexico’s Popocatepetl unleashes powerful ash eruption, frightening villagers

  1. Korheg says:

    I wonder if there’s anything in the Mayan prophecies about this volcano getting violent toward the end, after all, according to the Mayan prophecy, Hunab-Ku or the winter solstice of 2012 signals the return of Quetzalcoatl & Bolon Yokte… This volcano is in that same area, so many of the Aztecs & Mayans must see this as some sort of a signal… Comments would be appreciated.

    God bless, in the name of Jesus Christ.

  2. Eduardo says:

    Be prepared for may 20

    • glenna says:

      What’s happening on May 20?? What ELSE should I worry about?

      • Eduardo says:

        May 20 is the day when the solar eclpise is going to happen , the group of stars called pleiades and the sun and moon are going to align at the same time also, and it’s a special day for the Mayans too.
        There has also been crop circles referring to that solar eclpise on that day… Check out the link below it will explain it better

        http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plpp&v=Q95pZiHFabU

    • Jennie fatibene says:

      Why specifically the 20th may?

    • elijahsmom3 says:

      Last month a couple people kept saying to be prepared for a specific date in April (I don’t remember which date), because something horrible and big was going to happen. Well, it never did. Don’t we have enough going on each day? Do we really need to be doing our own prophesying?

      • Artoro says:

        I have never seen an event dated in The Holy Bible. If it were possible for someone or something to predict these devastating events, (as we now can with inclement weather but still get it wrong at times) so many people wouldn’t be killed or injured when they occur. At best, any dates provided are less than a meager swag.

  3. Sheikh25 says:

    What happens on May 20th?

    • Stephen says:

      you can search Jaime Maussan, May 20, Crop Circles. It’s the day of the Solar Annular eclipse.

      • Artoro says:

        Stephen:

        As a result of doing a search on line for information relating earthquakes to lunar eclipse phases, I read that some researchers have identified a correlation between seismic activity and lunar eclipse cycles and found them to be fairly regular, usually a week or so before or after. But during the periodic solar eclipses the findings were not as common. Nevertheless, in the few cases where there was a seismic event in the time frame of a solar eclipse, the effects were generally noted as devastating.

  4. Connie says:

    The Bible says in the last days people would become fearful for the things coming upon the earth…like birth pangs…

    • Dan Sherwood says:

      In Luke 21:25,26 Jesus said “Then there will be strange events in the skies – warnings, evil omens and portents in the sun, moon and stars; and down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides. The courage of many people will falter because of the fearful fate they see coming upon the earth, for the stability of the very heavens will be broken up.”

  5. Adama says:

    Why have there been a huge increase in volcanic eruptions, earthquakes & so on? This is real & undeniable scientific proof there is a huge increase over the past 50 years. Are we leading up to global changing disasters?

  6. Conor Brennan says:

    I have seen pictures as at 1.12 Perth Western Australia time(dont know what time that is in Mexico) the eruption is visible at night from Mexico city, fifty miles distant. Incredible. Biggest eruption since 2000 apparently.

  7. suz says:

    It also says there will be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars. Nations will be worried and confused. The sea and the waves will roar and even the powers of heaven will be shaken. Don’t forget also that the Bible says the world is without end…it was destroyed but it didn’t end. In the end times, God’s house is established at the top of the mountains and all nations shall emerge into it.

  8. Emanni says:

    Radar technology can see through clouds and smoke to deliver striking imagery
    http://www.astrium.eads.net/en/space-benefits-for-earth/radar-technology-can-see-through-clouds-and-smoke-to-deliver-striking-imagery.html

    Aircraft could not fly over (or anywhere near!) the active volcano Eyjafjallajökull. And optical satellites have been severely hampered by the ash screen. But TerraSAR-X was able to safely observe the eruption site and its surroundings with great clarity from afar.

    In this image two TerraSAR-X StripMap acquisitions (3 m resolution) taken on two different dates and a change layer are combined to produce a colour composite. This enables changes in the area to be highlighted in different colours.

    DARPA wants technology to see through clouds
    http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20120503-darpa-wants-technology-to-see-through-clouds

    DARPA’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program seeks to develop and demonstrate an Extremely High Frequency (EHF) targeting sensor which operates through clouds as effectively as today’s infrared (IR) sensors operate in clear weather.

    “The goal is a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) that provides high-resolution, full-motion video to engage maneuvering ground targets through clouds or in the clear, without having to change tactics, techniques and procedures,” said Bruce Wallace, DARPA program manager

    FAA moves on integrating drones into U.S. airspace
    http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20120516-faa-moves-on-integrating-drones-into-u-s-airspace

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it has been working to ensure the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS). The FAA notes that its “sole mission and authority as it focuses on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems is safety.”

    May 12, 2012 – Elgin, Illinois – Surveillance Drone

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