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Popocatépetl Eruption Continues; Ash Plume Rises Higher

19.0N 98.6W

March 8th, 2013 Category: Volcanoes

Mexico – March 7th, 2013

Popocatépetl Volcano is located just 70 km (43 mi) southeast of Mexico City, Mexico. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico, having had more than 15 major eruptions since the arrival of the Spanish in 1519. Volcanic activity increased again in February 2013, and ash emissions still continue (click here for previous images). A plume (visible in the upper left quadrant) rises to at about 27,000 ft (7 km) altitude (or approx. 1500 m above the crater) and drifts east. The seismic signal shows numerous volcanic quakes, but less tremor.

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