Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10254
An ash plume towers above Popocatépetl as viewed from Paso de Cortés NW of the volcano at 1032 on 11 June 1997. The photo was taken 18 minutes after a 15-minute-long volcanic tremor episode that accompanied the major ash emission, which reached an altitude of 4 km above the summit. Intermittent ash emission had begun on 5 March 1996, some of which produced ashfall that reached the Gulf of Mexico. This activity was accompanied by periodic growth and destruction of lava domes in the summit crater.
Photo courtesy CENAPRED, Mexico City, 1997.
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