Ash spewed on towns and cities nearby by the three volcanoes throws normal life out of gear
Volcanoes have erupted on three separate continents in the past few days. In Europe, the continent’s most active volcano Mount Etna erupted on May 21, 2023. It caused flights in the region to come to an abrupt halt. This photo taken on May 19 by the Dipartimento Protezione Civile, shows an ash cloud over the volcano.
Across the Atlantic, Popocatepetl, Mexico's most dangerous active volcano, located 45 miles southeast of Mexico City, has been spewing ash for the past few days. This photo taken on May 23 by the Mexican National Center for Disaster (CENAPRED), shows smoke billowing from the volcano.
In Africa, the Nyamulagira volcano is experiencing an ongoing eruption. Lava spewed forth on May 20 and 21 was visible from the city of Goma, on the Democratic Republic of Congo's border with Rwanda. This photo was shared by Charles Balagizi, a geohazards researcher at the Goma Volcano Observatory and coordinator of Virunga Volcanoes Supersite, from his Twitter handle
Volcanic activity in Mount Etna has been observed and recorded since the days of the Roman Empire, some 2,500 years ago. The Italian government has declared a yellow alert following the eruption. Photo: @DPCgov / Twitter
Popocatepetl started rumbling on May 20 and brought flights from the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City to a halt. Photo by CENAPRED
Nyamulagira, is the most active volcano in Africa and has been active since 2018. Photo shared by Charles Balagizi from his Twitter handle. Credit: J Williams
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