Featured volcano : Popocatepetl, Mexico

Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano. The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 400 x 600 m wide crater. The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the … [Read more...]

6 million Mexicans participate in massive Magnitude 8.1 earthquake drill

Translation of an article of the Mexican newspaper : La Jornada Please read the full Spanish report on the following webpage More than 6 million citizens participated in the simulation organized by the Federal District as a preventive measure against a possible earthquake measuring 8.1 degrees … [Read more...]