Popocatepetl , Mexico : Ash column of 2 km height above the crater.

Popocatepetl , Mexico : Ash column of 2 km height above the crater.

April 04, 11:15 h (April 05, 16:15 GMT)

During the last 24 hours, 96 long period events were registered and five explosions yesterday at 16:44 h and 20:31 h the latter generated a ash column of 2 km height above the crater, which moved towards the northeast. Likewise, the fall of incandescent fragments were observed, mainly on the east and southeast slopes of the volcano at a distance of 3.5 km, because of this some fires were generated in the upper part of the forest . This explosion caused ashfall in the towns of Juan C. Bonilla and Coronango, both in the state of Puebla. The remaining three explosions were recorded today at 06:54, 7:14 and 07:49 h.

At moment of this report the volcano have a continuous emission of steam and gas towards east

The semaphore of volcanic alert of volcano Popocatepetl remains located in Amarillo Fase 2.

April 05, 2016.Popocatepetl , Mexico :

Source : Cenapred.

Photo : AP/ Arturo Andrade

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