This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse
Mt. Popocatepetl is one of the most important volcanoes on the entire planet, and yet most Americans are not familiar with it. In ancient Aztec, Popocatepetl means “smoking mountain”, but to the locals the 5,426-meter-high volcano is simply known as “Don Goyo”. A catastrophic eruption of “Don Goyo” would be a nightmare scenario for the more than 20 million people living in the Mexico City metropolitan area, and that is why authorities are watching Mt. Popocatepetl very closely at the moment. In fact, we are being warned that the eruption that just took place could be a precursor to an even larger eruption…
Chilling footage showing the violent eruption emerged online amid fears there could be more.
A huge plume of smoke blasted three kilometres in to the air from the summit of Popocatepetl after a series explosions over the course of 24 hours.
Surrounding towns were blanketed with ash and debris and authorities are now warning a bigger eruption could threaten the 23.6million inhabitants in the Mexican capital, located just 35 miles (56km) away.
This latest eruption actually resulted in what is known as a “volcanotectonic earthquake”. Such quakes are caused by the movement of magma, and scientists are very concerned about what that might mean.
“Don Goyo” has been spewing ash regularly since early this month, and at this point local residents are being told to remain indoors…
Locals have been warned to avoid outdoor activities and to keep doors and windows shut, and it is not yet clear when they can leave their homes.
It has been emitting ash since the beginning of the month, reports suggest, before a string of explosions.
Of course the activity at Mt. Popocatepetl has been ramping up for quite a while. Back on September 19th, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that affected Mexico City also triggered a minor eruption of the volcano.
But minor eruptions can be handled. What we want to avoid is the kind of catastrophic eruption that has given Popocatepetl legendary status. In fact, we are told that at one time enormous mud flows from the volcano buried entire Aztec cities…
Historians tell us that Popocatepetl had a dramatic impact on the ancient Aztecs. Giant mud flows produced by massive eruptions covered entire Aztec cities. In fact, some of these mud flows were so large that they buried entire pyramids in super-heated mud.
But we haven’t witnessed anything like that in any of our lifetimes, so it is hard to even imagine devastation of that magnitude.
In addition to Mexico City’s mammoth population, there are millions of others that live in the surrounding region. Overall, there are about 25 million people that live in the immediate vicinity of Popocatepetl. Thankfully, we haven’t seen a major eruption of the volcano in modern times, but at some point that will change.
Our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, and the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that just hit Iraq is yet more evidence of this fact.
A catastrophic eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl would be a disaster unlike anything North America has seen in centuries, and it would almost instantly collapse Mexico’s economy.
This isn’t getting a lot of attention from the mainstream media in the United States, but this is a major story. Great shaking is taking place all along the “Ring of Fire”, and that potentially has dramatic implications for people living all over the globe – including the west coast of the United States.
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I hope the mexicans can get outta harm’s way, but please seek shelter to the south.
I am sure the Mexican drug cartel won’t let anything happen to it’s citizens.
The post catastrophe chaos affords significant opportunity for the drug smugglers.
You think we have a lot of people coming across our southern border now,wait til that blows!
No doubt about that. Physically, morally and politically it would be impossible for the US not to be at the forefront of relief. The globalists will play this for all its worth and beyond with the goal of much of the “temporary” help becoming permanent.
How dark does an event have to be to qualify as a black swan?
Perhaps the moral imperative would be lessened if we had concurrent eruptions of similar proportion in California…. Say, Shasta, Lassen, and Mammoth…
they would be welcomed with broken arms.
In fact, one of the wall prototypes uses parts from a levee.
Hopefully it levels mexico city!
may it extinguish all the cartels who are behind all the killings.
Is anyone else getting de-sensitized to all of the bad news lately? I’m not even sure I would be shocked by anything anymore.
Yellowstone? Yawn. Nibiru? Huh. Plague? ZZZZZZzzzzz. North Korea? “North Crimea”? Until I look out my window and see something I will just keep living day to day. I should feel ‘more’, but I’m just burned out. You?
I completely disagree with you and I’d argue with your statements but I just don’t care about it anymore.
dan o: gotcha, most this news related to the harbinger (Isa 9:10 etc) on judgements on nation or nations disasters, war of all types , famine corruption by leaders. Started in America on 9/11 the anvil was then dropped. Folks get your house in order and plan for emergencies in your area. Self serving low life politicians cannot solve a damn thing!
The closer to the equator, the more the global cooling effect of a volcano will be.
If a major eruption causes a big plume for a significant time, the global cooling could be significant. Crop losses worldwide, means have some food stashed.
The ocean temperatures were disturbingly high this year.
That led to the immensely powerful hurricanes.
yeah….but they’ll still say the volcano eruption was caused by global warming.
Women’s rights are totally incompatible with sustaining a civilization.
You must choose one or the other.
We are gonna get slaughtered by the Muslims.
Following “The law” will be the fucking death of us.
Do you see any non white people talking about equality?
Women must not be allowed to vote.
This is insane.
Morally and physically impossible to not be the source of relief? And I’ll ask… “would Mexico do the same for us if say Yellowstone blew?”. No. They wouldn’t. So? Why should we? I don’t feel the moral imperative. And I sure as hell don’t give a rat’s ass about some political one. I’d say – maybe take in the well-educated, the pretty senoritas for housemaids and let the rest shovel ash and rock right there @ home. Same as they’d do for us.
I tire of the “doom and gloom”.
The Earth is very dynamic,
Natural disasters have always happened
and will continue till the Earth is
destroyed by a very dynamic star
we call the sun.
We just have to prepare for disasters,
and if we live through them, re-build
and learn the lessons to make everything
When God is ready you won’t be
You might be ready if Jesus knows you
Twenty million people trying to evacuate at the same time! Reminds me of some nightmares that I have had where you try to run but you can’t! It is the gases that kill most people.
Giant earth cracks split in half Jáltipan, Mexico after M8.1 earthquake and tropical storm Katia hit Veracruz, Sep 7, 2017 – 11 p.m. update Friday: Hurricane Katia made landfall north of Tecolutla, Mexico according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m update …
Then another topical storm struck from The Pacific Side and after that another earthquake struck near Mexico City.strangesounds.org
But something seems to be developing in Mexico and you probably could say that for many places but I think they are on the edge of a significant earth change event there.
According to other sources, this volcanic activity started after September 7th of this year.
Please let Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Shasta all go off at the same time! Wipe out the entire left coast in one fell swoop!
ummmmm the winds blow from west to east, unfortunately….
Great….all we need is 20 million more Mexicans coming here.
How about we just send replacement Mexicans for the ones the volcano kills?
We could even go as high as 2 for 1 Mexican replacements!
Quit trying to cheer me up.
So its spewing some ask and soot ect. That’s what active volcanos do. Its not the end of the world. And its certainly not anything new or unique. certainly the gasses and ash is unhealthy. But its a natural thing. The earth has never been static. Volcanos erupt. Lowlands flood. Places like calif that have a YoYo climate grow lush vegetation when its wet and burn when it gets dry. The most dangerious thing we have to worry about are other humans. And you can and should prep for and insulate you and your’s against the adverse actions of other humans. Doing so is the reasonable and prudent action.
The most dangerious thing we have to worry about are (((other humans))).
Are they human?
Looks like Mac Slavo has been betting all his money on the wrong volcano.
I like how this site censored my comment hoping that mexico city would be obliterated yet they allow the one wishing the entire “left coast” is destroyed.
If you are stupid enough to live near a volcano you get what you deserve. Its just like people who are shocked by a shark biting them when they go swimming with them. Stupid is as stupid does!
Everyone, without exception, lives on a volcano, fault lines, or some land form, created by catastrophism.
Yes we all live someplace. And all of life is a gamble.Some of us take calculated risk. I moved west to be beyond the probablereach of a New Madrid quake. However I wanted high elevation to avoid flooding. And low population density. And being racist I want to be among my own kind. And I achieved that. My place is protected from the wind and tornados by the high mountain to the west. Disadvantage is the long drive to population centers to obtain supplies. We only shop twice per month.