Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08113
An ash plume rises above the crater of Popocatépetl on 21 February 1995. A phreatic eruption on 21 December 1994 ended a quiescent period that lasted roughly half a century. The eruption produced light ashfall in the city of Puebla, 45 km E. Intermittent ash eruptions, such as the one shown here, continued until May 1995 and then resumed in March 1996.
Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados, 1995 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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