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Location of Popocatepetl volcano
Location of Popocatepetl volcano


 

Popocatépetl Volcano Videos

Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Popocatépetl volcano activity 4-5 Nov 2014

Time-lapse video of Popocatépetl volcano's activity during the past 24 hours. Strong glow at the summit and small explosions, including a moderately strong one this morning ejecting bombs outside the crater, can be seen. Eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news.htmlMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Popocatépetl volcano activity 24 Aug 2014

Time-lapse video of Popocatépetl volcano's activity today.Activity update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/popocatepetl/news.htmlMore at: http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Popocatépetl volcano activity: degassing and crater glow

Time-lapse video of Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico) during 24 hours 5-6 Dec 2013: strong degassing and crater glow, and almost no discrete explosive emissions.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Popocatépetl volcano activityy 14 Oct 2013

Time-lapse video of Popocatépetl volcano's activity this morning, consisting in frequent small emissions of steam and sometimes ash. At night, glow from the summit indicates the presence of fresh lava.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Popocatépetl volcano activity 19 Sep - small ash eruptions

Time-lapse video of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico, during 19 Sep. Several small explosions occurred that produced ash plumes rising up to about 1 km above the crater.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com
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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