Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico is currently spewing ash and boulders into the atmosphere and surrounding area.

Popocatepetl Volcano Ash Cloud

The resultant ash cloud can be seen on planefinder.net and the full Apple versions of  Plane Finder and Plane Finder HD apps.

Popocatepetl Mexico and Flight Tracker
Popocatepetl Mexico and Flight Tracker

CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres), The National Center for Prevention of Disasters in Mexico, have raised the alert status to yellow, the third highest.

The current activity is not a full-scale eruption but locals are watching the rumbling “Popo” nervously.

We will keep tracking the ash cloud on our flight radars – hopefully, aviation will not be significantly affected.

The volcano lies only 70 kilometers SE of Mexico City from where activity can often be seen.

Mount Popocatepetl Volcano Facts

Name: Mount Popocatepetl

Country: Mexico

Lat/Lon: 19.02, -98.62

Summit: 5,426m, 17802ft

Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Number: 1401-09

Recent Eruptions: Year 2,000 large eruption and evacuation. 2,005 explosive event

Status at 19:00 UTC April 21st, 2012: Ongoing emissions of Volcanic Ash and Gases.

We hope you found this article helpful. We're a small team of enthusiasts dedicated to making live plane tracking available to everyone at the touch of a button. If you'd like to find out more why not try out one of our apps for your Android or iOS device?

iOS App Store Google Play Store