Mexico’s regal Popocatépetl volcano has been erupting since last week and it does not show signs of stopping, though it isn’t mad enough to spew lava. This is the first Popocatépetl eruption for 2017 and comes after a year of a lot of activity.
The volcano is located 43 miles southeast of Mexico City, in Puebla, Mexico. This stratovolcano is North America’s second highest volcano with a 17,800 foot elevation. The translation of its Aztec name is “Smoking Mountain”.
The earliest documented eruptions came in 1519 as observed by Spanish explorers. Since 1993, local residents have seen smoke billowing constantly from Popocatépetl.
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