Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
21 May 2021
Research article |  | 21 May 2021

Earthquake-induced debris flows at Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico

Velio Coviello, Lucia Capra, Gianluca Norini, Norma Dávila, Dolors Ferrés, Víctor Hugo Márquez-Ramírez, and Eduard Pico


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AR by Velio Coviello (deceased) on behalf of the Authors (24 Oct 2020)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2020) by Xuanmei Fan
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 Nov 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Dec 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Dec 2020) by Xuanmei Fan
AR by Velio Coviello (deceased) on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (01 Mar 2021) by Xuanmei Fan
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Mar 2021) by A. Joshua West (Editor)
AR by Velio Coviello (deceased) on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The Puebla–Morelos earthquake (19 September 2017) was the most damaging event in central Mexico since 1985. The seismic shaking produced hundreds of shallow landslides on the slopes of Popocatépetl Volcano. The larger landslides transformed into large debris flows that travelled for kilometers. We describe this exceptional mass wasting cascade and its predisposing factors, which have important implications for both the evolution of the volcanic edifice and hazard assessment.