Volcano photographed from space.
Popocatépetl volcano, just 35 miles from Mexico City and 20 miles from Puebla sent ash and plumes of smoke more than 1.5 miles high. Mexico’s National Centre for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) has warned people to keep away from Popocatépetl after 200 eruptions were recorded in just 24 hours. A level three yellow alert has been issued meaning the chance of volcanic activity is immediate to high.
The alert is just one away from a red alert which would force locals to prepare for evacuation.
A 7.5 mile “security radius” has been implemented around the volcano, in case of a bigger eruption.
A total of 26million people live within 60 miles of the volcano’s crater and all could be at risk in the event of a catastrophic eruption.
Several towns have been blanketed after the explosion saw ash blow 1.8 miles.
On 22 December 2018, a tsunami that followed an eruption and partial collapse of the Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait struck several coastal regions of Banten in Java and Lampung in Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami was caused by an undersea landslide that followed an eruption of Anak Krakatau, the “Child of Krakatoa”. On 23 December, it was found that much of the island of Anak Krakatau had collapsed into the sea.
The first tweet shows the changes in the volcano just over one one month.
The second shows the neighboring islands some of which have had the coastline scoured by the tidal wave.
Anak Krakatau now has a volume of 40 to 70 million cubic metres and lost 150 to 180 million cubic metres of volume since the Dec. 22 eruption and tsunami, according to Indonesia’s Centre for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation.
The analysis shows the scale of the island’s collapse, shedding light on the power of the tsunami that crashed into more than 300 kilometres of coastline in Sumatra and Java. More than 420 people died in the waves that were two metres or higher and 40,000 were displaced.
The centre said that the crater peak was 110 metres high as of Friday, compared with 338 metres in September