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Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Increases Activity, Warnings Issued
2013-05-13 10:49:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities in Mexico have raised the alert level for towns in two central states and the capital after an increased amount of explosive activity has occurred at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico´s second highest peak at 17,900 feet. The volcano, which sits about 50 miles southeast of the capital, began spewing steam and lava Saturday evening. Mexico´s National Disaster Prevention Center said an increase in activity was...

Satellite Provides Glimpse of One Week's Ash Activity From Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano
2012-04-25 01:03:01

[ Watch the Video ] Satellites continue to provide a look at the ash and gas clouds being emitted from Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano. NASA has animated imagery from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite to provide a week long look at the volcano's activity. "Most of the time, the prevailing westerly winds carry the debris (ash and smoke) far to the east in the mornings, while the daily rains bring down the ash before it can go far in the afternoon," said Dennis Chesters, of the NASA GOES Project at...

NASA Satellite Captures Video Of Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcanic Ash Cloud
2012-04-23 09:20:33

[ Watch the Video ] Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano has re-awakened and has been emitting gas and ash. NOAA's GOES-13 satellite has been viewing the ash cloud, and it was documented in a short new video released by NASA's GOES Project on Friday. NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13, captures visible and infrared images of weather over the eastern U.S. every 15 minutes, and spotted an ash and gas cloud streaming from Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano over several...

Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up
2011-08-31 11:06:39

  A volcano just south of Mexico City has started shooting ash out of its crater, reports the Associated Press. The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash over a half mile into the sky four times on Tuesday, according to Mexico's national disaster prevention agency. The agency is asking people to stay at least 7 miles away from the crater of this volcano. The 17,886-foot volcano is about 40 miles south of Mexico City. --- Image Caption: Popocatepetl sends a plume of volcanic...

2005-12-25 15:55:00

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's giant Popocatepetl volcano threw up an ash column almost 2 miles high and spat glowing rocks down its snow-clad slopes on Sunday, but nearby towns were not affected, officials said. Popocatepetl, whose name means "smoking mountain" in the Nahuatl Indian language spoken by the Aztecs, spewed out the huge plume of ash and rocks in a three-minute exhalation. "The recent activity is within the expected scenarios and there is no evidence of a major risk in the following...

2005-11-21 01:40:00

By Catherine Bremer COZUMEL, Mexico -- At first glance, Mexico's Cozumel island -- a Caribbean jewel ringed with coral reefs -- looks like the site of a nuclear explosion. Chunks of concrete pier have been swept away, palm-thatched beachside bars are stripped to skeletons, lush forest has turned into dry brown kindling and huge bites have been taken out of concrete buildings. Yet unlike nearby Cancun, whose high-rise resorts are nearly all shut for repairs after their beaches were sucked away...

2005-11-04 16:55:45

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fragile coral reef off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula could take more than a century to recover from a thrashing by Hurricane Wilma last month, the government said on Friday. Mexico's National Protected Natural Areas Commission, known as Conanp, said the storm's three-day rampage across the eastern region in late October damaged a 25-mile (40-km) stretch of delicate reefs off the island of Cozumel. "The area was hit hard by the storm and it could...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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