Mexico’s turbulent Popocatépetl volcano erupts again

January 27, 2012 MEXICO –  The 5,400-metre high  Popocatepeti volcano  has erupted again with a plume of ash after shaking for several minutes early on Thursday. Civil protection authorities reported that the cloud drifted west before turning back eat towards Puebla City. Lying 37 miles southeast of Mexico City and its 18 million inhabitants it remains to be seen how the ash cloud will effect the megalopolis. The volcano’s activity has been reported as stable and there is no threat to populated areas. However, authorities have urged people to stay at least seven miles from the area and to await further information from Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency. The gas cloud is the largest in many years with authorities eagerly keeping watch over any potential change in activity. Popocatepetl has had more than 15 major eruptions since the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. –India TV
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2 Responses to Mexico’s turbulent Popocatépetl volcano erupts again

  1. luisport says:

    Volcano Eruption in Mexico on Sunday, 29 January, 2012 at 04:55 (04:55 AM) UTC.

    Popocatépetl volcano’s activity is increasing. On 25 Jan at 10:10 local time, an ash explosion produced a plume of 3 km height drifting NE. During the past days, strong degassing and steaming has been observed as well as periods of low-frequency tremor. At night (see webcam image), a constant glow can be seen from the summit crater, suggesting that the lava dome might have started a new phase of growth. Authorities recommend a safety distance from the volcano of 12 km radius, and the alert level remains at “yellow”. Now India TV News’ report of the recent eruption of Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano.


  2. freshnewblog says:

    I am still with you guys. Please start showing this on The Weather Channel. I am in Montpelier, Vermont.


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