Haboob? Volcanic ash storm engulfs Puebla, Mexico after the eruption of the Popocatepetl volcano

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No, this is not a haboob!

It’s a volcanic ash storm engulfing the city of Puebla, Mexico on April 18, 2016, after the Popocatepetl volcano erupted violently releasing ash in the sky.

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Is that a haboob?

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Nope, it’s an ash storm resulting from the Popocatepetl eruption on April 18, 2016.

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Here a video where you see this cloud of ash swallowing up the city of Puebla:

Like a giant dust storm!

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Visibility is reduced in the city and surroundings.

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Ash has covered roofs, parks, streets… Everything has turned grey.

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People are advised to wear masks in order to avoid inhalation of the volcanic dust.

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Sun rays cannot go through the deep layer of ash.

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An apocalyptical scenery.

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Imagine how it would look like if the Yellowstone volcano had an eruption. According to this study, decimeters to meters of ash would cover the northern Rocky Mountains, centimeters to decimeters of ash would fall on the northern Midwest and millimeters to centimeters of ash would deposit along the East, West, and Gulf Coasts.

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