Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07452
The western flank of Popocatépetl is seen here in November 1994, a little more than a month prior to its eruption on 21 December 1994. A faint gas plume is dispersing to the NE by predominant winds. The peak halfway down the left flank is Ventorrillo, a remnant of an older volcanic center preceding the construction of the modern edifice.
Photo by José Macías, 1994 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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Keywords: stratovolcano | gas | gas plume | wind dispersal | emissions