Big paroxysmal eruption of Popocatepetl.
April 17th 11:00 (16:00 GMT April 17)
In the last 24 hours, through the Popocatepetl volcano monitoring system, were identified 10 exhalations of low intensity, the emissions of which does not produce significant changes in the plume of steam and gas, heading east, which was observed throughout the period covered by this report.
At the time of this report, there is always a good view, showing a low emission of steam and gas.
April 18 3:40 pm (8:40 GMT on April 18)
At 2:32, the Popocatepetl volcano monitoring system began recording an increase in activity, accompanied by continued emissions of incandescent fragments that have reached about 1.6 km altitude, mainly on the Northeast side. The ash plume reached a height of about 3 km above the crater, moving toward the east-northeast.
April 18 5:00 pm (1000 GMT April 18)
At the time of this report there is a decrease in overall activity of Popocatepetl. The emission of incandescent fragments decreased, while the height of the column of ash fell on average 1 km above the crater, moving toward the east-northeast.
It was reported falls of ash in San Pedro Benito Juarez, San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Tianguismanalco, San Martin Texmelucan and Huejotzingo.
April 18 6:00 pm (1100 GMT April 18)
After intense activity recorded from 2:32, at the time of this report, the volcano has maintained a steady decline in its activity. At the moment, a moderate emission of gas with a small amount of ash to the east-northeast is observed.
Semaphore volcanic alert of Popocatepetl volcano is located in Amarillo Phase 2.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla directly to the east, forcing closure of the city’s airport.
Officials there are urging to people to wear masks to avoid inhaling the fine grit that has covered houses and cars. It can cause respiratory problems and damage car and plane engines.
Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency reports that the eruption began around 2:30 a.m. (3:30 EDT; 0730 GMT) Monday, hurling glowing rock as far as a mile (1.5 kilometer from the crater. Ash rose nearly two miles (3 kilometers) above the crater.
About 25 million people live within 62 miles (100 kilometers) from the crater of the 17,797-foot (5,426-meter) stratovolcano. It’s been periodically erupting since 1994.
April 19 , 2016. Popocatepetl , Mexico :
Source : Cenapred , newsok.com.
Photos : Volcan Popocatepetl FDB , periodicocorreo.com.mx