Dramatic eruption of Popocatepetl volcano sends column of ash and gas 3000 meters above crater

Today, Oct. 7th, the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico exploded dramatically, sending a plume of ash and gas more than 3,000 meters above the crater.

This last eruption is part of a strong volcanic unrest of the Mexican volcano that has started this week and has put residents of nearby areas on alert.

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Popocatepetl volcano eruption on October 7 2017.

The active volcano Popocatépetl, located in central Mexico, has registered a series of explosions and eruptions this week.

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Volcanic unrest at Popocatepetl volcano since a week. via Cenapred

The increased activity of the volcano has put residents of Puebla in alert, after ashfall and impressive lahars recorded along the flanks of the volcanic peak.

According to the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), the Mexican colossus exploded three times on Oct. 5th.

On October 6, it exploded 4 more times:

This Saturday, October 7, Luis Felipe Puente – coordinator of the Mexican Civil Protection Agency – tweeted that one of the explosions generated a column of smoke that reached more than 3,000 meters in height.

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Popocatepetl volcano eruption on October 7 2017

Officials haven’t changed the alert level of the volcano but urge to stay away from the volcano, especially the crater, due to falling ballistic fragments.

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