Menacing terror: Mexico’s Popocatepetl spews fiery rock and ash, shakes buildings in nearby village

May 18, 2012MEXICOFresh 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 2.5 miles into the sky during early Saturday’s explosion, forcing a local airport to close. Residents of the nearby village of Santiago Xalitzintla rushed into the town square during the middle of the night as terrifying rumblings and blasts caused buildings to shudder. Last week residents in eastern parts of Mexico City were provided with face masks to protect them against ash raining over the region from Popocatepetl’s blasts. Prevailing winds have so far spared the capital district from significant ash falls. Popocatepetl has become increasingly active during 2012. A major eruption in 2000 forced 50,000 people to evacuate in three states that surround the towering mountain. –Earth Week
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9 Responses to Menacing terror: Mexico’s Popocatepetl spews fiery rock and ash, shakes buildings in nearby village

  1. Steve says:

    Alvin,
    40 million Japanese planned evacuation. US in imminent danger…
    Link… http://www.naturalnews.com/035894_Fukushima_evacuation_radiation.html

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  2. Carla Burgers says:

    I wonder if authorities will increase the alert level now?

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  3. Stephen says:

    i wonder what will happen on May the 20th

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  4. The escalating volcanic and seismic activity is literally Hell enlarging itself to make room for the coming souls during the forthcoming Tribulation.

    “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isaiah 5:14

    It is time to get right with God and with others!

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  5. George says:

    Volcano related:- I had not realised that there was a “supervolcano” so close to Naples until reading this ……..’The Campi Flegrei Deep Drilling Project was set up by an international collaboration of scientists to assess the risks posed by the Campi Flegrei caldera, a geological formation just a few kilometers to the west of Naples that formed over thousands of years following the collapse of several volcanoes. Researchers believe that if it erupted, Campi Flegrei could have global repercussions, potentially killing millions of people and having a major effect on the climate, but that such massive eruptions are extremely rare. ‘ It seems it is at present in a dormant phase.

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    • Dormant, as it capped by a caldera. What that means is basically a mountain collapses inside the volcano and plugs the hole. As long as there’s magma, there is heat and under the earth- heat is pressure. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics says heat moves from places of high concentration to places of lower concentration. So, with that in mind, no volcano is ever really dormant. Which means the last thing you want to do is drill with the risks of potentially depressurizing a monster.

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