This 30-second video update on the eruption of Popocatepetl Volcano speaks for itself. Webcams have made the life of armchair geologists (even those of us who quite like exploring volcanic craters, provided the volcano in question is extinct or at least dormant) a whole lot easier!
The alert level remains at Yellow Phase 3, the highest stage before the two “Alarm” stages of Red 1 and Red 2.
Several international flights into and out of Mexico City over the past week have been either diverted to other airports or cancelled. If you are flying into Mexico City in the next few days, check with your airline.
Ash has fallen (in varying amounts) over many parts of the city during this time. To avoid getting any ash into your lungs (not good!), consider wearing a damp face mask wherever/whenever the air is not clear.
- 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)