Nature can sometimes surprise us with incredible shows. Shows that we are not used to, such as the one that Mexicans enjoyed on October 13. As the Popocatepetl volcano erupted, an impressive electrical storm lit it up.
The event was recorded by Mexico Webcams and disseminated by its page Facebook, although it did not take long to go viral on social networks, and today it has more than half a million views.
The Popocatépelt volcano, which is currently in full activity and could endanger the surrounding towns in the coming days due to the fall of incandescent fragments and ash, was, without knowing it, one of the protagonists of a unforgettable natural spectacle. Last October 13, at night, an electrical storm discharged on its crater while it exhaled steam of water and gas.
According to Cenapred, they were identified 141 exhalations that night. 141 that, together with the light of the lightning that fell incessantly, caused millions of several hundred thousand people to gape at such an amazing natural event. Will you be one of them?
Impressive, right? The Popocatépetl volcano is located in central Mexico, about 72km southeast of the capital. It has a symmetrical conical shape, and perennial glaciers at the top of the mountain. It is the second highest in the country, with a maximum altitude of 5500 meters above sea level.
It is an active volcano. In fact, the last eruption was on April 18, 2016, when it began to emit ash first followed by small eruptions, and then expelled rain of incandescent material that reached a radius of 1,6 kilometers away, which generated a fumarole that extended several kilometers, affecting several nearby cities and towns.
What did you think of this show? 🙂