The Shaking Continues: The Most Dangerous Volcano In Mexico Has Erupted In Spectacular Fashion

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

More than 25 million people live in the vicinity of Mt. Popocatepetl, including Mexico City’s 18 million residents.  At 2:32 local time on Tuesday morning, the most dangerous volcano in Mexico roared to life in spectacular fashion, and this has many experts extremely concerned about what is coming next.  Popocatepetl is an Aztec word that means “smoking mountain”, and historians tell us that once upon a time entire Aztec cities were buried in super-heated mud from this volcano.  In fact, the super-heated mud flows were so deep that they buried entire Aztec pyramids.  A full-blown eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl would be a catastrophe unlike anything that modern Mexico has ever experienced before, and considering what has been happening in Ecuador, Japan and at Yellowstone over the past week, I believe that there is great reason for concern.

The eruption of Mt. Popocatepetl very early this morning took residents of the area very much by surprise.  The following is how one Mexican news course reported the news

The volcano Popocatépetl came to life at 2:32 this morning, sending out a column of ash that fell on much of the city of Puebla and closed the airport.


The National Disaster Prevention Center, Cenapred, said the volcano spewed ash to an altitude of about three kilometers above the crater.


The explosion was accompanied by the emission of incandescent fragments which were reported to be landing up to 1.6 kilometers away, northeast of the volcano, which is commonly known as El Popo.

But words cannot really describe just how spectacular this eruption was.  If you are interested, you can view video footage of the moment when Popocatepetl erupted right here

Meanwhile, seismologists all over the globe are speculating about which area of our planet may be hit next.

For example, scientists in India believe that the tremendous amount of tectonic strain that has built up out there could ultimately produce a magnitude 8 or magnitude 9 earthquake, and they are convinced that this quake “can come at any time”

A subduction process similar to the one that caused the Ecuadorean quake is happening under the Himalayan region as well, where the Indian plate is getting inside the Chinese landmass.


This northward push has been creating a huge amount of tectonic strain in the region, making it particularly prone to earthquakes.


Scientists believe there is so much energy stored in the area that an earthquake of magnitude greater than 8, possibly even 9, would be needed to release it. This earthquake can come at any time.

Here in the United States, some experts are deeply concerned that the west coast is particularly vulnerable.  One of those experts is former USGS scientist Jim Berkland.  The following is what Wikipedia has to say about him…

Jim Berkland studied geology at the University of California, Berkeley earning the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958. Thereafter he worked for the United States Geological Survey while pursuing graduate study. In 1964, he took a position at the United States Bureau of Reclamation.[3] After further graduate study, he taught for a year at Appalachian State University, 1972–1973, then returned to California to work as County Geologist for Santa Clara County from 1973 until he retired in 1994.[4]

During a recent interview with Bobby Powell, Berkland explained that most “megaquakes” take place either during a new moon or a full moon, and he pointed to the San Andreas Fault and the Cascadia Subduction Zone as areas that he is particularly concerned about at the moment…

Is “The Big One” imminent? Famed USGS scientist Jim Berkland, the man who predicted the Loma Prieta “World Series Earthquake,” has a terrifying warning for the West Coast of the US in the wake of massive earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan that have left hundreds dead, awakened volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” and kicked off earthquake swarms in Hawaii, Arizona, and Yellowstone National Park.


Beware the new and full moons,” Berkland says in this exclusive interview. The “maverick geologist” says that 20 of the last 25 “megaquakes” have occurred on the dates of new and full moons, the result of “equinoctal tides,” extreme gravitational forces that cause solid earth to expand and contract much as ocean tides rise and fall.


Berkland says that he is particularly worried about the San Andreas Fault in the LA Basin and the Cascadia Subduction Zone along the coast of Oregon and Washington State, where a long overdue earthquake would undoubtedly be accompanied by a massive tsunami that could kill thousands and cause billions of dollars in property damage.

Even though I recently wrote a major article about the vulnerability of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, I want to make it clear that I am not forecasting that any particular disaster will hit any particular area at any particular time.

But what we can say with certainty is that the crust of our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  Our world is being pummeled by dozens of earthquakes of magnitude 4.0 or greater, and as you read this article a total of 38 volcanoes are erupting worldwide.

And it is quite interesting to note that in 1906 there were major earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan that preceded the historic San Francisco earthquake.

On January 31st, 1906 an enormous magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, and that was followed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Japan on March 17th.

Of course most Americans know about the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit San Francisco on April 18th of that year, but most people don’t understand that it came in the context of these other major quakes.

Could we be witnessing a similar pattern today?

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Bill of Rights's picture

The Gods are pissed off...and taking names.

thesonandheir's picture

Casadia would be the BIG one if it wipes out the US West coast, think of all the tech companies based there at risk from a magnitude 9+ quake at subsequent tsunami.


Any Nuke plants near that coastline?

J S Bach's picture

If there's any city in the world that needs to be "shaken up"... it's San Francisco.

pods's picture

That kind of heat I am surprised the mountain didn't collapse into it's own footprint.


El Oregonian's picture

I was in the 7.1 in San Francisco in 1987. I can relate to helplessness and the absolute destruction that it brought about. I understand the fear people in such dire straits go through.

Pray for the survivors.

Manthong's picture

Maybe Ming the Merciless has fired up the deadly ray.

TeamDepends's picture

The Destroyer approacheth....

pods's picture

I thought you said crossing the streams was bad?

2ndamendment's picture

Waiting for the mainstream media to blame global warming in three.... two.... one.... 

Canadian Renegade's picture

Funny, it appears that El Nino may actually be caused by volcanic activity under the ocean. Funny how mainstream forgets to mention it could be a factor.

Flakmeister's picture

No, it doesn't appear that way at all...

Only to someone with the analytic abilities of a colony of cherrystone clams....

FL_Conservative's picture

How else are you going to get the S&P500 to 2500?

Tarzan's picture

What is "The Big One",

will it be the west coast, Yellow Stone?  Will California fall off into the Pacific?  I think we're in for more then we realize if we live to se the "Big One"!

It will be a world event, not a regional "big one".

Revelation 16: 18-19
There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth--so great was the quake.  The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God's presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger.

Isaiah 13:10
Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations will not give their light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will not shine.

Isaiah 13:13
Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will shake from its foundations at the wrath of the LORD of Hosts, on the day of His burning anger.

Isaiah 13:22
Hyenas will howl in the fortresses, and jackals, in the luxurious palaces. Babylon's time is almost up; her days are almost over.

Oldwood's picture

Nah, it's all anthropogenic earth's the people's fault and it's up to our government to save us. Volcanoes create atmospheric gasses which promote climate change, and as we KNOW that climate change is caused by humans, then it only makes sense that we are the cause of it all.

Besides, these kinds of disasters are a God send to our economy. Can you even begin to imagine the broken window stimulus that it would create. Throw in some nuclear plant destruction and possibly a plague, and we could see an incredible all time high in the markets. As I understand it, no amount of financial, property or life destruction is too much of a sacrifice to save our holy markets.

Automatic Choke's picture


"When in trouble, or in doubt.......Run in circles, scream and shout!"

Taylor's picture

This is Donald Trump's most shocking statement yet,

However the mainstream media isn't saying a word about it!

What are they really trying to cover up?

HardlyZero's picture


It looks like a "Volacano Kit".


However there are real videos out there possibly....please get good actual videoa of El Popo going off  ?!!

Sorry are doing a great job otherwise.  Please keep brinin' the news.


Has this gone onto SNOPES yet "El Popo".



Telemundo looks legit...

Volcanic eruption covers Mexican town in ash


azusgm's picture

My daughter lives in Southern Mexico. Yes, El Popo went off. It's legit.

Every time I fly back from Oaxaca, I can see smoke coming from El Popo.

J S Bach's picture

Volcanoes are the earth's pimples.  Every now and then they have to be squeezed.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

I have nothing to add to this thread but, DOOOOOOOOM!!!!!

bob_bichen's picture
bob_bichen (not verified) ParkAveFlasher Apr 20, 2016 12:21 PM

12 noon Central Time Tuesday.  Report on Volcano headlines in major MEXICAN papers at this time..    >>>NADA  (nothing)     >>>NADA  (nothing)    >>>NADA (nothing)  heavy rain in north and central México

HockeyFool's picture

Don't they have a color web cam on the moutain? wtf? How can they afford to build "the wall" if they can't even afford a color web cam?

Tarzan's picture

You beat me to it, what the hell, B&W? 

Where is this volcano, Mexico?

AGuy's picture

Ahhh, eruption began at 2:30 AM, it's dark. Color is not visible at night.



Flakmeister's picture

Don't get too detailed for this crew....

Big Corked Boots's picture

I had my septic system pumped a few months ago. How is it you're still here?

Tarzan's picture

Oh really, when's the last time you made a video of fire at night? 

 Did the fire come out in B&W or orange and Yellow? 

Your the third person I've read say this, does a red stop light film in B&W at night, or red? Duhh

Next you'll tell me it was a thermal Camera, at least that's plausible...

dogbreath's picture

"No, it doesn't appear that way at all..."   acccording to whom?............You??

Silly Cunt

Flakmeister's picture

According to anyone that has actually studied the origan and nature of El Ninos and La Ninas...

Also known as the El Nino Southern Osciilation or ENSO...

Quit hitting the stupid sauce so hard...

Tall Tom's picture



You know that the increase Earthquake and Volcanic activity are evidence of increasing Mantle activitiy and that the Energy is being released as heat.


Anybody with two hands to rub together can feel the HEAT generated by the friction.


And it is just too bad that you cannot use this inconvenient truth (PUN INTENDED) in your promotion of the lie of Anthropormorphic Global Warming as the Empirical Evidence really makes your hypothsis worthy of the trash can, CUNT.


But you are still too interested in being the LYING CUNT that you are.


You still pose as a man...when you are not. (Your response to Col. Klink was just too revealing after all, CUNT.)


You still promote AGW when the Empirical Evidence is contradictory.


Your life is based upon LIES, FrakFRAU.

Seeing Red's picture

This level of abuse is seriously inappropriate -- even for ZH.  Get some help.

I reckon so's picture

Flak is lucky.  Tom took it easy on him/her/it.

Tom tells it like it is.

This is Fight Club.

Put some ice on it, and "... get outta here!"

Seeing Red's picture

Make me.

No ice needed, just standing up for what I think.  Deal with it.

Calmyourself's picture

Flaks back....  How about those atty generals going after climate deniers good idea huh flak??  Cannot wait for the next administration to cut all funding in the area, won't that be fun to watch??

Flakmeister's picture

Above is the typical hedgetard providing us with a sad example of someone being completely deluded....

Calmyourself's picture

Just the delicious thought of it stings doesn't it flak..  Stifling the 1st Amendment on "settled" science wait till NOAA and NASA has all their funding cut in the area!   Ohh the tremendous outcry gnashing of teeth and rending will be heard on top of el popo... hahaha...  You will have to get a real job where you produce something other then Political consensus among fellow watermelons..

Flakmeister's picture

Go tilt at someone elses windmills...

Boxed Merlot's picture

caused by volcanic activity under the ocean...


Exactly.  I'm fascinated by the research deep sea submersibles are able to reveal now a days.  Just the sheer weight of the water can excite molecules to produce heat let alone the land masses combined with them.


Even with our deepest wells I've heard human effort only gets to the depth of the thickness of an egg shell proportionately to the globe's mass.  Here in California, it especially strikes me whenever I go to Yosemite and look at "the world's largest exposed monolith", El Capitan, and consider it's not even a grain of sand in comparison.

Fearfully and wonderfully made indeed.

Flakmeister's picture

 Do you simply make shit up or do you parrot any nonsense that comes your way?

Just the sheer weight of the water can excite molecules to produce heat let alone the land masses combined with them.

Any evidence that the oceans heat up as you go deeper???? Nah, didn't think so...

Derp, derp, derppity doo....

skinwalker's picture

According to 'climate change' scientists, all the missing heat that's supposed to be in the atmosphere is hiding in the ocean depths. 

Tall Tom's picture





She is dishonest. She preys upon ignorance.

Flakmeister's picture

There certainly is no shortage of that here...

Tall Tom's picture

So you take advantage of it rather than correct it?

Flakmeister's picture

I am only trying to correct the most egregious examples of ignorance here...

But don't sell yourself short, you are a shining example...

A veritable posterboy for ignorant homophobic misogyny...

Seeing Red's picture

Why don't you and Tall Tom get a room, or your own website.  TT always has opinions ... I say go for it.