FAST FIVE: Why Are Volcanoes All Over The Globe Suddenly Shooting Giant Clouds Of Ash Miles Into The Air?
Popocatepetl buried entire Aztec cities in super-heated mud, but then it went to sleep for about 1,000 years.
Meanwhile, down in South America the Sabancaya volcano in Peru just shot a plume of volcanic ash approximately 24,000 feet into the air- Explosive activity continues.
But hardly anyone is paying any attention to what just took place in Peru because of what just happened in the Philippines.
According to USA Today, ash has already reached Manila, and “red-hot lava” has started gushing out of the volcano- Red-hot lava gushed from of a Philippine volcano on Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila's international airport, offices and schools.
But clouds of ash blew more than 100 kilometers (62 miles) north, reaching the bustling capital, Manila, and forcing the shutdown of the country's main airport with more than 240 international and domestic flights cancelled so far.