Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08123
Two plumes are visible at Popocatépetl on 11 March 1996, six days after the renewal of explosive activity. A continuous diffuse plume disperses to the south at about 5,500 m elevation (roughly the height of the summit), while a second plume produced by a small explosion rises to about 8,000 m altitude. Beginning in 1996 multiple lava domes were extruded in the summit crater and periodically partially removed by explosions.
Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados, 1996 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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