The nighttime explosion of Popocatepetl volcano illuminates Mexico, Morelos, and Puebla with 380 minutes of activity

The fiery spectacle of Popocatepetl, Mexico's second highest volcano, as it rouses residents with a powerful predawn eruption. No reported damage or anomalies thus far.

Early this Wednesday morning, May 10, there was a strong explosion of thePopocatepetl volcano, located in the territorial limits of the states of Mexico, Morelos, and Puebla; it was around 1:52 a.m. that several users reported this situation, as even the roar managed to wake them up.

In addition to the strong explosion, gas emissions, ashes, and incandescent material were registered, but at the moment no anomaly or damage has been reported in the area for the inhabitants; through a clip on social networks, you can see the exact moment when it explodes.

Explosion at dawn

The audiovisual was shared through Twitter by Webcams de México, a platform where all the activity of “Don Goyo” is monitored in real-time; it is also observed how the incandescent fragments fall on the slopes of the second-highest volcano in Mexico.

The moment was also documented from the municipalities of Tianguismanalco and Amecameca de Juárez, as well as from the Tlamacas and Altzomoni hills by the inhabitants of those places; in this material you can see the explosion of the volcano, which lasted approximately 20 seconds.

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380 minutes of activity

After this strong explosion, a huge column of smoke began to rise; the roar alerted the residents of nearby communities and even disturbed some animals in the area, especially dogs that lived in this area.

“Strong explosion of the #Popocatepetl volcano at 1:52am today, via @webcamsdemexico Ccp @JCarlos_Valerio @chematierra @ffloresm,” reads the tweet.

It should be noted that the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) recently reported that it was until last May 9 that around six minor explosions and two considered moderate were registered, totaling 380 minutes of activity and 143 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases, and ash.