An impressive eruption took place at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano. The eruption ejected incandescent fragments up to 600 m (1,968 feet) from the crater an generated a column of ash that reached a height of about 2 km (6,500 feet) above the crater and drifted northwest.
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A webcam was set up to capture the natural event and boy did it!As the eruption begins a massive ball of lava is seen shooting skyward, followed by raining and flowing lava over the mountain side.
A massive plume of smoke and ash follows, while lava slowly makes its way out of the volcano and downhill.Popocatépetl is an active volcano, located in the states of Puebla, Mexico, and Morelos, in Central Mexico, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.
In the 1990s, the glaciers such as Glaciar Norte greatly decreased in size, partly due to warmer temperatures but largely due to increased volcanic activity.By early 2001, Popocatépetl’s glaciers were gone; ice remained on the volcano, but no longer displayed the characteristic features of glaciers such as crevasses.(wikipedia)