On May 18, 2017, the Popocatépetl volcano launched incandescent lava fragments more than half a mile away from its crater.

During this same Thursday, Popocatépetl erupted 19 times, had 82 volcanic plumes and had five volcano tectonic earthquakes.

CENAPRED reported a plume mostly of water vapor and gas with low ash content that lasted nearly three hours and rose up to 1.2 miles.

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