Popocatepetl… The Smoking Mountain

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Mount Popo has been acting up in the last Month, although today there was just a wisp of vapor coming out of the crater. I hear that a dome of lava has formed inside the crater that just has a small crack in it through which gas, water vapor and ash comes out. That is dangerous, pressure could build up and it could blow big time.

last month it was very dramatic when fire and incandescent rocks flew out of the crater.

Natives in towns near the crater affectionately call the Volcano,  “Don Gregorio”. The Army has bases around nearby towns to evacuate them in case of a large eruption.

to see more photos go to this link….

 
To see up to the minute Volcanic monitors go to this link…..
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2 responses »

  1. Thank you for posting these great photos! It is gorgeous and very frightening all at the same time; the power of Mother Nature. Of course we can’t see any of this from the west coast, other than through photos and the video cam. Be safe, everyone!

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