Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano continued its ongoing explosive uptick on Tues, April 16.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned of a heavy volcanic ash plume rising to 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude, or flight level 200.
Popocatépetl, whose name means “smoking mountain” in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, sprang back to life in 1994 (solar minimum of cycle 22) after a half-century of quiescence.
Over the past month or so, activity at the volcano has really kicked up a few notches — though this should really come as no surprise, as we continue our descent into what is the deepest solar minimum in well over 100 years.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift