In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 138 low-intensity exhalations. Also, two explosions were recorded yesterday at 13:48 h and 14:05 h . The ash columns reached heights of 1500 m and 1200 m, respectively. These ash emissions were displaced towards the west. No reports of this material have been received from nearby communities.
During the night incandescence was observed above the crater.
At the time of this report the visibility is reduced due to dense clouds. However, at previous hours a continuous steam-and-gas emission was observed .
CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments .
This type of activity is included within the scenarios Volcanic Traffic Light Yellow Phase 2.
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July 06, 2016. Popocatepetl , Mexico :
July 5, 11:00 h (July 5, 16:00 GMT)
Source : Cenapred .
Photo : LBZ