Dramatic eruption of Popocatepetl Volcano sends ash plumes 20-24,000 ft (6-7 km) in the air over Mexico in video


The Popocatepetl volcano has increased its activity with more frequent individual explosions.

During during the last 24 hours, 160 exhalations (passive emissions of steam, gas and/or ash), 548 minutes of low amplitude tremor, and a comparably large number of 16 explosions occurred.

Seven of these occurred yesterday at 09:33, 13:25, 16:00, 16:38, 17:35, 20:44 and 23:27 local time, the others today at 00:15, 01:28, 02:12, 02:35, 02:50, 03:16, 06:20, 07:13 and 08:46.

Ash plumes rose to approx. 20-24,000 ft (6-7 km) altitude.

Massive eruptions of Popocatepetl volcano on August 14 2019. Picture via WebCamdeMexico

The latest warning by Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22,000 ft (6710 m) altitude or flight level 220 and is moving at 10-15 kts in W direction.

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