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Popocatépetl erupting 5 December 2007

Posted by admin in activity reports, eruptions, Mexico, Popocatépetl.

Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico began erupting on Saturday 1 December 2007. The activity began at 12:20 GMT (06:20 local time), with six eruptions occurring over the following 24 hours according to the Mexican Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED), and the eruption column reaching an altitude of 2km. Some ash fell in areas of Mexico City. At 17:00 GMT (11:00 local time) on 4 December CENAPRED issued a bulletin reporting seven small eruptions over the preceding 24 hours accompanied by steam and gas emissions. The alert status at Popocatépetl remains at yellow.

Global Volcanism Program – summary information for Popocatépetl (1401-09=)
CENAPRED – monitoreo volcánico

News reports
Mexico’s ‘Popo’ volcano erupts, spitting out ash and steam; no injuries – The Canadian Press (1 Dec 2007)
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts – People’s Daily Online (2 Dec 2007)
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts – Mongobay.com (3 Dec 2007)

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