“The Popocatépetl volcano, situated in Puebla, Mexico, erupted between March 28 and 29, spewing hot ash and gas into the atmosphere. According to reports, a 7-mile exclusion zone was put in place around the volcano.” Credit: www.webcamdemexico.com
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This visually spectacular (but in terms of damage, fairly harmless) eruption is a sight to behold…especially knowing that Puebla and Mexico City aren’t too far from the smoldering giant. If your students have ever asked, “What does a volcanic eruption look like?” then you’ve got something ready to go.
Tags: disasters, Mexico, physical, volcano.