Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10255
An aerial photograph from the NE on 23 December 2000 looks down into the Popocatépetl crater. Gas rises from the margins of lava emplaced in the summit crater since earlier that month. During December 2000 to January 2001 dome growth was at record-setting rates and amassed the largest active dome ever recorded at the volcano at the time. The previous dome-growth episode had taken place in February 2000.
Photo courtesy CENAPRED, Mexico City, 2000.
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