Zacatecas, Mexico (Non-Eruption)
A possible volcanic eruption was reported in an area of Zacatecas, Mexico
recently. The ground was smoking from several cracks. These cracks were
glowing and very hot inside. It was hot enough inside these cracks to
ignite wood. The area was immediately isolated.
- Upon further study, scientists determined
that microbic activity on abundant organic material underground probably
produced methane and this started burning when farmers were burning
their fields. (Farmers in the area commonly burn dry grass in their
fields to make them more fertile). No volcanic signs such as deformation
of the ground, ashes or sulfuric odors were detected.