Popocatepetl volcano (Mexico) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 March-21 March 2023 (Continuing Activity)
On 19 March multiple minor explosions were recorded, at 0003, 0220, 0926, and 2023, and moderate explosions occurred at 0501, 1300, and 1315. Minor explosions on 20 March were recorded at 0013, 0200, 0226, and 2112, and a moderate one occurred at 1404. A minor explosion occurred at 1712 on 21 March.
According to the Washington VAAC daily ash plumes rose to 6.1-8.2 (20,000-27,000 ft) a.s.l., or around as high as 2.8 km above the summit, and drifted mainly N, NE, and S. The Alert Level remained at Yellow, Phase Two (the middle level on a three-color scale).
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2023. Report on Popocatepetl. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 8 March-14 March 2023. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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