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    Erupting with Progress


     Popocatepetl is an active volcano in central Mexico. The name Popocatépetl comes from the Nahuatl words popōca “it smokes” and tepētl [ˈtepeːt͡ɬ] “mountain”, meaning Smoking Mountain. The volcano is also referred to by Mexicans as El Popo. Depending on the weather, El Popo can even be seen from space.


    Popocatepetl is the most active volcano in Mexico with eruptions occurring as early as 2014. One notable eruption was in 2012. Popocatépetl erupted for 3.5 hours beginning at 7:30pm on a Wednesday night. It began with plumes of ash that rose 3 km into the air and covered the City of Puebla in ash. Residents spent most of the day following the eruption cleaning ash from their cars, homes, and sidewalks. Some required the help of a respirator to leave their home due to some ash and smoke still lingering in the air. It was a day not soon forgotten by the people of Puebla, Mexico.


    The students of design Build Bluff experienced an eruption of their own today as we blew in cellulose insulation. Check out some of the pictures below. 

    2018_James blowing in cellulose insulation

    James blowing in cellulose insulation


    2018_The Aftermath

    The Aftermath


    2018_Josh sighting

    A rare Josh sighting



    2018_The Aftermath II


    The Aftermath II


    2018_Vacuum sealed

    Vacuum sealed


    2018_Art insulation

    Art insulation


    Photo of the volcano El Popocateptl was used from The Guardian




    McKay, Josh, James and London