Popocatepetl , Mexico : destruction of the lava dome .

Popocatepetl , Mexico : destruction of the lava dome .

April 2 5:00 p.m. (2300 GMT April 02)

Today took place with the support of the federal police, an reconnaissance overflights of the crater of Popocatepetl . It was observed the destruction of the lava dome that was formed last January and reached an estimated volume of 2,000,000 cubic meters. Instead, it is an inner crater , with 325 meters in diameter and 50 meters deep. On the east wall of the inner crater was observed that small landslides occurred, leaving debris on the crater floor. Various fumaroles were also observed in the northern areas, South and East.

The Semaphore volcanic alert of Popocatepetl volcano is located in Amarillo Phase 2.

April 2, 11: 20h (17:20 GMT April 02)

In the last 24 hours, through the seismic recordings of the Popocatepetl volcano monitoring system, 38 exhalations were identified, the most important were recorded yesterday at 13:07 pm and at 06:38 pm today.
In addition, it was recorded 18 minutes of harmonic tremor of low amplitude.
At night, a glow which has increased in certain exhalations was observed.
This morning, until the time of this report, continued emissions of steam and gas moving to the Northeast are observed.
CENAPRED urged not to approach the volcano and in particular the crater, because of the danger of ballistic fragments fallout.

April 04 , 2016.Popocatepetl , Mexico :

Source : Cenapred .

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