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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:27 PM

Popocatepetl: Mexican volcano erupts, prompting evacuation fears

Popocatepetl: Mexican volcano erupts, prompting evacuation fears

Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico began erupting yesterday morning, spewing lava and ash from its peak. Streams of smoke and debris have been flowing from the peak for over 24 hours.

The volcano, which is more than 17,000ft tall, is the second highest peak in Mexico and lies on the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. It is the most active volcano in Mexico, having erupted 15 times since records began.

Authorities are warning local residents to cover their mouths and noses with wet cloths if they leave their homes, in a bid to protect against smoke inhalation.

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Reply Popocatepetl: Mexican volcano erupts, prompting evacuation fears (Original post)
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 OP
KamaAina Mar 2016 #1
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #4
KamaAina Mar 2016 #6
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #9
TexasProgresive Mar 2016 #5
malaise Mar 2016 #2
panader0 Mar 2016 #8
malaise Mar 2016 #10
2naSalit Mar 2016 #3
malaise Mar 2016 #11
2naSalit Mar 2016 #12
panader0 Mar 2016 #7
burrowowl Mar 2016 #13

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:29 PM

1. I hope it doesn't screw up summer like Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines did in 1991

 

The Fourth of July in New Haven that year was rainy with temps in the 60s! Free concert on the Green canceled.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:32 PM

4. I'm hopping it doesn't kill a lot of people.

A screwed up summer I can deal with.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:47 PM

6. Well, that too, of course.

 

Do many people live right around it?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:59 PM

9. there are cites and towns in the area that are being evacuated.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:38 PM

5. A plus for Mount Pinatubo was the wondrous light

We had some gorgeous sunsets that year as well as some blessed cool summer days (for Texas). I do hope Popo doesn't cause any loss of life.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 02:54 PM

2. There's also a 6.8 in Alaska

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:53 PM

8. Whoa, DU has a few in that area. Hope all is OK.

Earthquakes and volcanoes together is scary.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:53 PM

10. Crazy stuff

nature never ceases to amaze.

There is also a volcano spitting in Alaska - saw something a day or two ago.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:09 PM

3. That's two major eruptions

in the western hemisphere in a day. Pavlof in Alaska went off too.

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Pavlof.php

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 08:54 PM

11. That's it

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 09:52 PM

12. You're welcome.

I'm sitting on the biggest volcano in the NA continent which almost halfway between the two that went of this weekend. I pay attention to that sort of thing.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 03:51 PM

7. Years ago I was going out of Mexico City on the way to Oaxaca on the bus,

And when I turned my head, there it was. Mind blowing sight.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Tue Mar 29, 2016, 10:27 PM

13. Wow!

Popo the warrior is guarding Ixau!
I've lived in Mexico City and visited Popo and Ixau several times, hope all will be safe!

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