Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): vigorous eruption yesterday

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): vigorous eruption yesterday

Thursday Jul 23, 2020 06:55 AM | BY: MARTIN

Powerful explosion from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)

Powerful explosion from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)Incandescence visible from the crater (image: CENAPRED)Incandescence visible from the crater (image: CENAPRED)A spectacular vulcanic explosion from the crater occurred at 09:58 local time yesterday. A dense ash plume reached approx. 24,000 ft (7,300 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the west-southwest and causes ash fall on the volcano’s slopes that is expected in Ecatzingo, San Juan Tepecoculco, San Andrés Tlalamac, San Pedro, Tetela del Volcán, Texcala, Jumiltepec, Ocuituco and Yecapixtla.
46 emissions of gas and steam plumes with ash content occurred and drifted W-SW.
The seismic station records 101 minutes of tremor.
Incandescence continues to be observed from the crater.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 23 July 2020

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