Popocatepetl Volcano, near Mexico City continues to be very active, with smoke and ashes belching up to 1000 meters above the crater rim. Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Agency Cenapred, reports that the volcano had 82 “low intensity” exhalations on 7 August 2014, four of which contained “explosive material”.
The agency also reported that many mionr tremors hd been recorded, including one harmonic tremor lasting 56 minutes. Geologists believe that the volcano is currently destroying dome number 50 even as dome number 51 begins to form. Dome #51 is currently about 70 meters in diameter. Renewed explosions, together with some ash fall is predicted for the coming days.
The Volcanic Traffic Light remains at Yellow Phase 2.
For a series of images dated 8 August 2014, see Images of 8 of ago of 2014
- Images of continued eruption of Popocatepetl Volcano (6 July 2013)
- Alert level rises as Popocatepetl volcano starts to erupt (April 2012)
- Update on the activity of Popocatepetl Volcano (May 2012)
- Popocatapetl Volcano and Colima Volcano continue to erupt (March 2013)