Wednesday, July 20, 2005

This Mexican volcano shows signs of activity!

The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico has shown increased activity since last Thursday. Posted by Picasa

Steam and ashes could be seen over Mexican volcano Popocatepetl on Thursday as authorities reported increased activity over the past 24 hours.

According to officials from Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Centre, the massive volcano registered 15 eruptions in the 24-hour period from Wednesday to Thursday. The explosions have ranged from small to moderate exhalations and scientists have labelled the activity as phreatic.

Although the emissions primarily consisted of water vapour, gas and ashes, the volcano registered a moderate explosion followed by a tremor. That tremor produced an emission of ashes that reached 2 kilometres over the crater.

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