Category Archives: Volcanoes

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…..

The Snows of Mexico

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  This has been an unusual week, all the surrounding volcanoes have snow on them and a lot of snow. And I hear the South has been blanketed also. Southerners are completely lost when it snows and Mexicans even moreso. However todays a nice day, the suns shining and its about 62 degrees, theres still snow on the mountains.  I had to work in it a few times in the states, it’s pretty on a mountain top but I was in Grand Rapids one year and Chicago another…when it turns to black slush it ceases being pretty. Being from the South I’m lost in it…thats why I’m in Mexico.   See you folks after the Spring Thaw…..!!!!

Popocatepetl blowing off steam

Alans first snowball fight

Mike cools it in the forest around Popocatepetl

to see more photos of the snow on the volcanoes go to this link…

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