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Location of Popocatepetl volcano
Location of Popocatepetl volcano


 

Popocatépetl volcano

Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft, Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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Earthquake depth plotUpdated: Wed, 27 May 03:51 UTC (GMT)
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Sun, 24 May 2020
Sun, 24 May 21:58 UTCM 3.0 / 6 km - [info]Popocatépetl (10 km) - Central Mexico 10 km al SURESTE de OZUMBA, MEX (Mexico)
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2*10^9 J (554 KWh / 0.477 tons of TNT) [learn more]

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Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl
Photo from the International Space Station showing a pair of volcanoes in Mexico: active Popocatepetl (left) and extinct Iztaccíhuatl.(right).
Photo from the International Space Station showing a pair of volcanoes in Mexico: active Popocatepetl (left) and extinct Iztaccíhuatl.(right).
This 2003 photo from the International Space Station shows a pair of volcanoes in Mexico. As part of the “Ring of Fire” stretching around the Pacific, Mexico hosts several of the world’s most continually active volcanoes, including the massive Popocatepetl (Aztec for "smoking mountain") at left. The neighboring volcano is Iztaccíhuatl (the "Woman in White"). The faint plume emanating from Popocatepetl’s summit crater shows the ever-present hazard the volcano represents to the 25 million people living in the region, including the nearby city of Amecameca, as well as the metropolitan centers of Mexico City to the northwest and Puebla to the east.
Credit: NASA

 

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