Close to the Mexican capital the Popocatepetl is still active. Yesterday the CENAPRED Institute published a very atmospheric photo of a sunset eruption. Besides the explosion, 169 ash-steam exhalations and 32 minutes of tremors were recorded. Today, explosive volcanic eruptions were also recorded: the VAAC issued 2 VONA messages according to which volcanic ash had risen to an altitude of 5800 m.
Popocatepetl has become a permanently active volcano in recent years. Only seldom there are longer pauses in eruption. In addition a lava dome grows sporadically in the crater. The ascent is prohibited.