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Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spews ash, gas
La Prensa ^ | May 17, 2013 | EFE

Posted on 05/18/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Columns of gas and ash 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) high were detected after two strong explosions from the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico's Cenapred disaster-management agency said Friday.

The first blast came at 10:14 p.m. Thursday, followed by another a little more than two hours later.

The explosions deposited glowing fragments up to 1.5 kilometers from the crater as well as columns of ash and gas that were carried northeastward by the prevailing winds, Cenapred said.

Popocatepetl, which rises 5,452 meters (17,875 feet) above sea level, is located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City.

Mexican authorities have prepared contingency plans to evacuate communities near the volcano and they placed around 700 military personnel on alert to aid in that effort should it become necessary.

The closest municipalities to Popocatepetl are around 12 kilometers (7.2 miles) away.

Popocatepetl, Mexico's second-highest peak, is one of 14 active volcanoes in the Aztec nation.

(Excerpt) Read more at laprensasa.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; mexico; popo; popocatepetl; ringoffire; underthevolcano; volcano
Mexico's Cenapred disaster-management agency provided this photo of an explosion of gas and ash from the Popocatepetl volcano, located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City. EFE/CENAPRED

Mexico's Cenapred disaster-management agency provided this photo of an explosion of gas and ash from the Popocatepetl volcano, located about 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Mexico City. EFE/CENAPRED

1 posted on 05/18/2013 6:17:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 05/18/2013 6:19:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Popocatepetl, Mexico's second-highest peak, is one of 14 active volcanoes in the Aztec nation.

Um...what Aztec nation?

3 posted on 05/18/2013 6:22:27 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: SunkenCiv
Popocatepetl, Mexico's second-highest peak, is one of 14 active volcanoes in the Aztec nation

aztec nation

4 posted on 05/18/2013 6:22:50 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I caught that too.


5 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

that worked out well for the aztecs and history repeats ima siding with the volcano on this one


6 posted on 05/18/2013 6:23:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

Careful that this volcano doesn’t pull the plug on the swamp land that Mexico City is built on.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 6:27:47 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Battle Axe

mired in the mire and buried in ash i like it


8 posted on 05/18/2013 6:31:03 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
"What Aztec nation?"

You didn't hear? Montezuma the 23rd just abdicated. His son Montezuma the 24th just took over. He's planning to attack Spain next year.

9 posted on 05/18/2013 6:34:17 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, I climbed the 3 highest Mexican volcanoes, Ixta, Popo and Orizaba in the early 1990’s. Popo has been closed for climbing for much of the time since then. It was spewing steam when I climbed Popo. Like having 1000 matches struck under your nose. Wonder what the EPA thinks about their Diesel and Gasoline sulpher reduction mandates being wiped out by a volcano they cannot regulate or arrest?


10 posted on 05/18/2013 6:54:41 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Barraq 0bama - Commander of Operation Fetal Position)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just had two Alaska volcanos lit off in just the last couple of days, Cleveland and Pavlof, they are about 700 miles from me down the Aleutians. They are all including Mexico part of the Ring Of Fire.

Whats next?
I suggest we start observing these events.

http://www.avo.alaska.edu/

Alaska Volcano Observatory.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 6:58:28 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Quick start the sacrifices! All Illegals in America return home ASAP for the sacrifice pool to appease Xiuhcoatl, return immediately to save Mexico!!


12 posted on 05/18/2013 7:06:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SunkenCiv
caused by globull warming i'm sure... wait, it is globull warming, nevermind
13 posted on 05/18/2013 7:09:26 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv

one of 14 active volcanoes in the Aztec nation

and folks wonder where the Aztecs went..


14 posted on 05/18/2013 7:12:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SunkenCiv
I believe that is the volcano the Spanish explorers climbed and got their first glimpse of that unpronounceable name now known as Mexico City.

Why were the Spanish there? To collect sulfur so they could make gunpowder out of local ingredients.

15 posted on 05/18/2013 7:33:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Sadly, Frederic Church didn't paint Popocatepetl, so Cotopaxi will just have to suffice:

16 posted on 05/18/2013 7:34:06 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Any data yet on seismic maximum magnitude?


17 posted on 05/18/2013 7:35:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MtnClimber

Wonder what the EPA thinks..

Heard one of the EPA fed guys talk earlier this year about all the pollution in Texas. He acknowledged that much of it was coming from Mexico which is why Texas needs to lower their rate to compensate for it. Everyone in the room laughed. You just can’t account for stupid sometimes.


18 posted on 05/18/2013 7:36:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I learned to say it as a kid, its like POPE-Pa COT Ta Petal


19 posted on 05/18/2013 7:42:21 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors. Asymmetrical Warfare.)
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To: MtnClimber

Back in 1970, Mr. Mercat and I camped in the saddle between popo and iota. We were able to see all the ranges in both directions to the Atlantic and to the Pacific. Amazing place.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 8:01:36 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

I know where you are describing. I am trying to remember the name of the pass. Was it The Pass of Cortez?


21 posted on 05/18/2013 8:28:50 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Barraq 0bama - Commander of Operation Fetal Position)
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To: Mercat

I was stationed in Mexico City 1991-1993. Our quarters were in the ‘burbs above the bowl of MC. When I went out to run in the clear early morning, often before first light, I could see Popo. It was very dramatic. Clear days were, however, few and far between.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Flag_This

Wow, I have climbed Cotopaxi as well. Also Cayambe and Chimboraso, all in Ecuador. Cotopaxi blew a big steam eruption suddenly when I was standing at the rim. Popo was more of a constant steam release. Popo had a bubbling lake in the bottom of the crater while everything else around the top was glacier.


23 posted on 05/18/2013 8:36:14 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Barraq 0bama - Commander of Operation Fetal Position)
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To: SunkenCiv

Let ‘er rip!


24 posted on 05/18/2013 8:37:27 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: SunkenCiv

The earth is not done with us yet.


25 posted on 05/18/2013 8:44:18 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: SunkenCiv

No, my name is not Popocatepetl, why do you ask?

26 posted on 05/18/2013 9:00:31 PM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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To: Grams A

Here is the perfect answer: We’ll lower the population by sending Mexican immigrants back, reducing our population and output AND sending them back to a lower carbon footprint lifestyle to boot.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 6:15:46 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: MtnClimber; SunkenCiv; All

I climbed to within 400 feet of the top in 1957 or 8. That is about 17,400 feet. Started to feel sick and dizzy and turned around. Still an amazing experience. I don’t believe that Cortez viewed Tenochtitlan from the top of Popo. He or someone else did have people climb to the top to scrape up sulfur for making gun powder. Regarding pollution coming into Texas from Mexico. Is it from those Maquilador (sp?) factories set up in Mexico near the border by our business people and others to take advantage of cheap labor and low pollution emission standards?


28 posted on 05/19/2013 10:25:52 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Spartan302; SunkenCiv; All

It seems there is more than the usual amount of volcanic activity these days. Here is the link for a spectacular photo of the volcano on the Chile/Argentina border which has caused to government to evacuate people.

https://twitter.com/GoogleEarthPics/status/339883855047712768/photo/1


29 posted on 05/29/2013 4:38:35 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Flag_This; MtnClimber; blam; no-to-illegals; All

See my Comment #29 for a spectacular volcano photo.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 4:41:45 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

That is a fantastic photo.


31 posted on 05/29/2013 5:07:05 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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