Mexico: Popocatepetl Volcano


Popocatepetl is one of Mexico's most active volcanoes. After almost 50 years of dormancy, "Popo" came back to life in 1994 and has since then been producing powerful explosions at irregular intervals. In the past centuries befor European invasions, large eruptions produced giant mud flows that have buried Atzteque settlements, even entire pyramids.

Popocateptl at 5426 m (17802 ft), is the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5636 m/18491 ft).

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