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One Of The Most Dangerous Volcanoes In North America Is Roaring To Life

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Popocatepetl - from WikipediaMore than 25 million people live in the vicinity of North America’s 2nd-highest volcano, and in recent weeks this volcano has been steadily rumbling and has been spewing out massive amounts of black smoke and ash.  I have previously written about “the most dangerous mountain in the United States” (Mt. Rainier), but if the volcano that I am talking about today experiences a full-blown explosive eruption it could potentially be a cataclysmic event beyond what most of us would dare to imagine.  Popocatepetl is an Aztec word that means “smoking mountain”, and it is also the name of a giant volcano that sits approximately 50 miles away from Mexico City’s 18 million residents.  “Popo”, as it is called by locals, was dormant for much of the 20th century, but it came back to life in 1994.  And now all of this unusual activity in recent weeks has many wondering if a major eruption may be imminent.

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.

As most of you already know, Mexico sits on the “Ring of Fire” that stretches along the outer rim of the Pacific Ocean.  Over the past couple of years seismic activity throughout this area has started to really heat up, and according to Volcano Discovery there are dozens of volcanoes associated with the Ring of Fire that have recently erupted.

That is why so many people are alarmed about the very unusual activity that we began to see from Popocatepetl starting in mid-September.  The following is from a report that was posted on September 23rd

CENAPRED reported that during 16-22 September the seismic network at Popocatépetl recorded 15-89 daily emissions consisting of water vapor, gas, and sometimes ash; cloud cover often prevented visual observations. Variable nighttime or morning crater incandescence was observed most days, and 1-13 daily explosions were registered.

In recent days, the activity at Popocatepetl seems to be getting stronger and more intense.  This next excerpt is from an article the Telegraph posted on October 21st

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano put on a spectacular display as it spewed out huge clouds of ash in to the sky.

The volcano, which is 50 miles south east of Mexico City spat ash and smoke 2500 metres above the volcano’s crater.

Mexico’s volcano experts says the volcano had around 40 exhalations with a series a of rumblings in the past three months.

And just over the weekend there was even more activity.  This is what the BBC reported on October 30th

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has erupted spewing ash and black smoke into the sky.

The volcano is located 50 miles (80 km) southeast of the capital, Mexico City.

Could all of this be the build up to a major event of some sort?

As I mentioned above, 18 million people live in Mexico City.  And we do know that ash from Popocatepetl can reach Mexico City.  In fact, this actually happened on a small scale back in 2013

The Popocatepetl volcano just east of Mexico City has spit out a cloud of ash and vapor 2 miles (3 kilometers) high over several days of eruptions, and Mexico City residents awoke Saturday to find a fine layer of volcanic dust on their cars.

Mexico City is not in a particularly safe location.  In addition to Popocatepetl, the city also sits in an area that is prone to experiencing earthquakes.  One of these days we could see an event that could destroy much or all of Mexico City, and if that happened the entire economy of Mexico would immediately collapse and millions of refugees would start streaming north.

So ultimately Popocatepetl is not just a Mexican problem.  If a major eruption took place, it would quickly become a U.S. problem too.

Speaking of the United States, the unprecedented earthquake swarm near San Francisco that I reported on the other day is getting even worse.  The following comes from NBC News

The earthquake swarms in one San Francisco Bay Area city keeps rising, and according to the US Geological Center’s past historical data, has shattered old records.

As of Wednesday, the USGS noted that San Ramon, about 45 miles from San Francisco had experienced 446 quakes, including 86 quakes that were a magnitude of 2.0 or higher, since Oct. 13. A total of 28 earthquakes have been documented alone since Tuesday.

San Ramon had previously set a record in 2003 when a swarm of 120 earthquakes struck there over 31 days.

And that is not the only unusual “shaking” inside the U.S. that is raising eyebrows lately.  Not too far from Yellowstone, a giant crack in the ground has formed

A dramatic crack has suddenly formed in the foothills of Wyoming‘s Bighorn Mountains that measures an impressive 750 yards long and 50 yards wide. It was discovered recently by surprised backcountry hunters who travel frequently to the area in search of game.

First reported by SNS Outfitter & Guides, a hunting company, on their Facebook page, the mammoth chasm appeared over the course of just a couple of weeks. It’s an impressive example of just how quickly very large geological events can occur under the right conditions.

“Everyone here is calling it ‘the gash.’ It’s a really incredible sight,” wrote SNS on the group’s Facebook page.

In just about every possible way that you can imagine, our world is becoming more unstable.  In North America, we have been blessed with a long period of peace and prosperity, and we have had only a few major seismic events over the past several decades.

But now things are changing.  The planet is starting to shake, and I believe that it is going to get a lot worse in the years ahead.  And these great natural disasters that are coming will combine with all of the other major problems that we are currently facing to create something of a “perfect storm” which will bring our nation to its knees.

Or could it be possible that I am being too “pessimistic”?  Please feel free to tell us what you think by posting a comment below…

  • MIchael in Chicago

    An engineer from Riverton, WY came out to shed a little light on this
    giant crack in the earth. Apparently, a wet spring lubricated across a
    cap rock. Then, a small spring on either side caused the bottom to slide
    out. He estimated 15 to 20 million yards of movement. By range finder,
    an estimate is 750 yards long and about 50 yards wide.

  • Jim Davis

    “Everyone here is calling it ‘the gash.’ It’s a really incredible sight,” wrote SNS on the group’s Facebook page

    There’s a whole different meaning to “gash” in the UK.

  • John Noyb

    Sounds a lot like what happened up in the northwest in 1980 with St. Helens. It started just like Popocateptl is doing now. Wouldn’t at all be surprised to see some sort of large eruption take place in the coming weeks or months.

  • Chris Gerber

    Ah.. for a minute I thought you were talking about Mt. Rainier. I live in Washington State and if that were happening it would be all over the news, and it is not. But, I see you’re talking about Popocatepetl. This still bears watching..

    • Trustno1

      Me too. I thought I was missing something here until I read on.

  • rmc9

    …the Creator of the universe is trying to get our attention…

    • LOL

      Why not just leave a message on the surface of the moon or on every television channel?

      • kfilly

        Because the messages are supposed to make the true believers turn to God while the rest of the Cultural Marxist trash ignores them. People have the free will to choose or reject God.

        • revyloution

          Jesus told his followers to abandon money and earthly possessions, serve the poor, and that a rich man had as much a chance of getting to the Kingdom of Heaven as a camel might pass through the eye of a needle.

          Marxism is far closer to the views of the Son of God than the rampant Laissez-faire capitalism that American Christians push on us.

          • kfilly

            You think Marxism is closer to God. It is closer to Satan. For your information, Karl Marx and his socialist pals were Satanists. Marx as a so called atheist wrote poems dedicated to having the world burn in hell. Marx sounds like a real man of God. Do you even know what Marxism is? It is an ideology. Have ever heard of Antonio Gramsci and his plan to make countries like America culturally Marxist? Look him up. This is his theory in action. How does making a society more secular (so the government can become the God) bring you closer to the view of God? How does the destruction of the family bring you closer to God (so they can make society moral less society)? How does making people believe the only people who can solve any problems is the government make society any closer to God (when the government becomes the God like figure mentioned earlier)? How does distracting the population with bread and circuses (NFL, MLB, Hollywood, etc) make society closer to God? Marxism is about rampant consumerism. Spend until you have no savings account. Party every day. Live a moral less life. If you want to see where Marxism is thriving in the US, go to any inner city of any large city.

            You also made another point that is completely based out of ignorance. What country has rampant Laissez-faire capitalism? All I see is crony capitalism which is commonly referred to as fascism here in the USA. You have the best government the corporations can buy which is anything but Laissez-faire. If you think the Wall Street Bailouts, GM Bailout, Obamacare, and things like the Monsanto Protection Act are representive of Laissez-fire capitalism, you better go back to study what Laissez-faire means. Nice try though.

          • revyloution

            I never said we had laissez-faire capitalism, I said that’s what many American Christians push for.

            I also never said that Karl Marx was a Christian, or that I supported Marxism. I just said that Marxism was much closer to the teachings of Christ than the greed of capitalism.

            Nice try though.

          • kfilly

            You would still be wrong. Marxism is a belief system. Communism is the economic system that goes hand in hand with Marxism. You might be thinking that communism is a good thing. You are currently living under democratic socialism and have been for a long time. Is your country drifting towards God or away from him as this democratic socialism that will lead to communism advances? All modern socialist states have been Satanic in nature. Why do you think they target religious people for extermination? Nazi Germany targeted the Jews and Evangelical Christians. Stalinist Russia killed Christians. China killed Christians.

          • revyloution

            Satanic in nature? I think you mean ‘secular’ in nature. Those two are not synonyms.

            No, I don’t think communism is a good thing. Communism ignores humanities basic nature to try and improve it’s situation. When Adam Smith described the ‘invisible hand’ of the market, he wasn’t describing a choice, he was describing a force of nature. Democratic socialism recognizes the forces of capitalism, and attempts to control the excess before it harms the most venerable. Communism pretends (falsely) that you can remove the forces of capitalism from a society completely.

            As for killing minorities, every type of government on the planet is guilty of that crime. The US slaughtered the Indians, Australia displaced the aboriginals, even the nice Canadians did horrible things to their minority population. There doesn’t seem to be any economic or political system that inoculates a nation from base tribalism.

          • kfilly

            Secularism is not as far from Sataism as you might think. Our society is growing more s vulgar just as Europe is. Our society is also getting more and more involved into the occult and paganism as we go more secular. Nazi Germany and the former USSR were really big into the occult also. Hmm…

          • revyloution

            Nazi Germany was really into Christianity. There were some weird cult things going on the fringes, but they were predominantly and quite seriously Christian. They handed out bibles to all their troops and even had the words God Mit Uns (God with us) on their belt buckles.

            As for the USSR, Lenin and some of the other leaders were defiantly into some weird stuff, but the Orthodox Church has always been the largest religious denomination, even over atheism (albeit quietly) during the USSR days.

            And no, secularism is nowhere near Satanism. Belief in Satan means you also need to believe in God, but your’e just picking a different side. Secularism means you are picking no gods at all. I’ve lived in some very secular nations, and I can assure you, you would have a hard time finding anyone who follows Satan.

          • Estella Aniston

            Wow! I just learned quite a few things Kfilly, thank you for educating me. I had no idea that Communism and Marxism were different types of systems and not the same thing. I am going to have to educate myself more on the topic. Thank you for posting about them. :)

    • Gay Veteran

      what, too weak to contact us directly?

      • JHicks

        He will in the future, but you aren’t gonna like it.

        • Gay Veteran

          always in the future, eh.
          and why does god hate amputees? never answers their prayers

          • Lora

            God doesn’t hate amputees, unless he told you outright.. God never gives you anything He knows you cannot handle. It’s up to you how you handle amputation. Get it right. I am paralized waist down, I have never blamed God for this. I live my life and care for myself and others. I know He is with me, and He is my source of inner peace. God Bless you Gay

          • Gay Veteran

            sorry for your condition, but you missed the point.

            all kinds of people claim god “cured” them, but NEVER amputees.

            go to whywontgodhealamputees DOT com:

            “…Now we can start adding pieces of new evidence showing us that God does not exist. For example, we have the case of amputees as described in this chapter. If God is real, it is apparent that there is something very odd about amputees. God is supposedly answering millions of prayers on earth every day, but he completely ignores amputated limbs and refuses to restore them. That makes no sense according to the Standard Model of God and Jesus’ statements in the Bible. God’s treatment of amputees is inexplicable if God exists, but makes a lot of sense if God is imaginary….”

    • Brandin

      You are exactly right. He sure is :) and me and my wife already knows it.

  • Eddie Rosenbloom

    JESUS IS COMING SOON

  • paige

    i think u you mean well. but i aly ofso believe that even you realize that no collapse is coming. tptb are simply too fraudulent to let any of this happen. every single issue u discuss tptb fixes. now i realize this articel is about volcanoes but still…….

    • paige

      also believe, sorry

  • Cup Lup

    Mount Shasta is coming to life as well.

  • John Atkins

    I say the tragedy is how you’re gonna spend
    The rest of your nights with the light on
    So shine the light on all of your friends
    When it all amounts to nothing in the end

    I, I won’t worry my life away
    I, I won’t worry my life away

  • Christie

    Michael, All I can say is God Bless you and your family. Thank you for trying to make people aware. If God himself came on tv everyone would just say it a scare tactic. I read both websites that you have and enjoy them both. I try to stay aware and am watching many things coming to pass. If you are reading this and don’t know the Lord Jesus Christ Please come to know him today.

  • Rod

    I absolutely hate how you’ve infected so much of the alt web with your sensationalist BS. Please go away.

  • Bailey A Hughes

    To begin Popo is NOT the 2nd largest in North.America; Citlateptepl is the 3rd at !8,496 ft, while Mt McKinley is 1st with 20,300+ Ft; If not Mt Logan in Canada is 18,550 ft may be 2nd making Pico de Orizaba (Citlateplepl) is then 3rd. making Popocatepetl the 5th at 17,800 ft w/Ixtaccihuatl being 6th at 17,100 ft. & Mt St Elias at 18,000 ft is 4th!
    I should know I climbed Pico de Orizaba & Popocateptl, to name a few of my adventures along with Chimborazo in Eduador at 20,520 ft.

  • Gemma Topps

    I believe what your saying

  • FledTheUndertow

    You’re right on, Michael, and I pray that those of us who already belong to Christ will be spared when God’s judgment (long overdue and well-deserved) falls on this nation.

  • CJOD

    I believe SOMETHING is going to have to happen to wake us all up very soon & have to become aware of our surroundings more & more. Mt. St Helens, Earthquakes that recently hit AZ, crack in earth in WY & even the DC Earthquake that covered hundreds of miles are all part of what is in store for WTP. We can no longer be passive and believe “it could never happen here” … one day soon we may wake up to more than we can handle and how many will be prepared or be willing to do their part to help others. I know how an area can be devastated by rain (live in SC & saw the way water took out many bridges streets in the area & destroyed homes/businesses) are we ready for “THE BIG ONE” to come while we are passively tweeting or watching our favorite TV Show & all of a sudden our world is falling in around us. Who know when where or how it will happen but it will and we can’t wish it away.

  • Plcc07777

    I sure hope Donald can get that wall built before the major eruption.

  • jmstalk

    Was this a bait and switch…I thought we were talking about Mt. Rainer.

  • revyloution

    Yes, you’re feeling too pessimistic. The geologic record shows that we have major seismic events every 200-300ish years. For humans, this time period puts these events just beyond our cultural memory. There is nothing surprising about another slip of the Cascadia fault, it’s been doing that for millions of years.

    There is also no indication that these events all happen at the same time. Quite the opposite, large seismic events are separated by decades, or even centuries.

    There is no doubt that these events will cause massive local destruction, and quite possibly a large loss of human life. The question of recovery is also just as obvious. Look at the cities that have been brought to their knees, even in our own recent history. Humans are incredibly resilient, and we rebound quickly from these types of events.

    Make sure you have 15 gallons of water on hand for each person in the household. Check your food reserves, and have a good first aid kit on hand. Add a couple other common sense items to your store, make sure you have a good emergency plan, then get on living your life.

  • Brandin

    Yall just dont get it. Heavenly is about to bring complete judgement up on america. Like seriously. Repent and turn from your sins!

  • Brandin

    Father

  • janice

    Michael, I cannot find anywhere on the web what you claim in your first paragraph of this article that ” North America’s 2nd-highest volcano, and in recent weeks this volcano has been steadily rumbling and has been spewing out massive amounts of black smoke and ash.” You might want to share your source in this matter. There are a lot of people who take your writing as fact. Please quote your source.

  • revyloution

    Your paranoia and partisanship are a bit too much for me. And no, I don’t think Benghazi was a scandal. Someone I know died there, and I also have many close friends that work in the diplomatic corps. None of them think that what happened was due to any action, or inaction, on Hillarys part. No one in politics, right or left, wants to destroy this nation. The reality is that the difference between the two dominant camps in this nation is much smaller than you think.

  • Arizona

    HERES the sad news,OBOOZO has been busy here in america,he has planted 4 nuclear weapons on RAINIER,Yes it will blow skyhigh,but that ain’t all hes done,their planted off the east coast,florida,in the gulf,in the mississippi river,in several cities,New York 4 in the subways,salt lake city,los angeles,2 just off the coast,oregon,2 off the coast,yea hes been busy,30 around the cauldera at yellowstone,TROUBLE,hahaha,yes america and their BLIND stupidity,well the end is about to arrive,its over kids,get close to the LORD,your about to meet your maker………

  • Just a thought, don’t get mad

    God bless you Mike.
    We live in a world of constant change
    In a world that is collapsing in chaos in all (ALL) areas