Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012

Natural Disasters List April 20, 2012-Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts

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Popocatepetl_volcano_eruption_ seen_from_San _Andres_Cholula_Mexico
Popocatepetl volcano as seen from San Andres Cholula,
Mexico; source The Canadian Press
Volcanic Activity List
  • Mexico/Popocatepetl recent volcanic activity
    -Heavy plume of ash spewed in the air. Red glowing material was observed near the crater.
    -People near the mountain are said to be "very very attentive". However, no evacuation order issued.
    -Current alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano is five on a seven-level warning scale.
    -Popocatépetl is an active volcano located in the states of Puebla, State of Mexico, and Morelos, in Central Mexico, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.

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