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Snowcapped Popocatépetl Volcano, Puebla, Mexico 16 Oct 2017

Posted on 16 Oct 2017
Popocatépetl volcano located in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock
Popocatépetl volcano located in Puebla, Mexico
Popocatépetl volcano located in Puebla, Mexico. Photo: Shutterstock

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Affectionately known as El Popo, Popocatépetl Volcano in Puebla, Mexico, stands at 5,465 metres (17,926ft) tall, and is the second highest peak in the entire country. It is also the country's most active volcano, with its last eruption taking place in 2016. The eruption started with a release of ash shooting 2,000 metres (6,565ft) into the sky. Following this was a huge release of lava and rocks. The snowcapped peaks create an impressive sight which can be seen from various points in Mexico City. Explore Mexico City's views on Insight Guides' Mexico's Churros and Chiapas trip.


This article was originally published on 22nd February, 2016

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