The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers a spectacular view of the steam erupting from the volcano called Popocatépetl (or more commonly known as Popo). NASA’s Landsat satellite emitted steam from its source and discovered a normally calm volcano. The image from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was taken on January 2 and shows the flow of steam rising into the air.
On January 6, the volcano erupted, blowing more than 6,000 meters of volcanic ash into the air.
The locals have now been warned to stay away from the volcano.
NASA stated on its Earth Observatory website: “On January 2, 2021, Landsat 8’s Operational Ground Imager (OLI) captured this plume rising from Popocatépetl (nicknamed Popo). Image.
“On January 6, the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) reported that the ash plume rose to approximately 6,400 meters (21
“The Mexican National Disaster Prevention Center (CENAPRED) constantly monitors Bobo and warns people not to approach the volcano or its crater due to falling ash and gravel.
“Some of the ashes were blown downwind to the city of Puebla, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) from the volcano.”
Popo, about 44 miles (70 kilometers) from the capital Mexico City, is 5,426 meters high and is the second largest volcano in North America.
More than 20 million people live in the city and will be threatened if the volcano erupts.
However, experts say that since it is usually dormant, it does not pose a huge threat to locals.
NASA said: “In the past 600 years, most volcanic eruptions have been relatively mild.”
But since 2005, the volcano has been blowing off steam.
NASA added: “Since January 2005, the glacier-covered stratospheric volcano has been erupting, and the intensity of gas, steam and ash emitted every day is low.”
In 2018, Bobo erupted for the first time since 2000, when volcanic ash was pushed 3000 meters into the sky. Since then, there have been several outbreaks.