In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the monitoring system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 16 low-intensity exhalations with slight amounts of ash. Also 6 explosions were recorded . The cloudy conditions allowed partial observation of a weak emission of steam and gas that winds carried easterly. Additionally an explosion train that started at 18:30 h yesterday and that continues to this time is being recorded .During the night slight incandescence was observed, increasing with the main exhalations with emission of incandescent material .
From dawn and up to the time of this report a continuous emission of steam, gas and ashes is being blown eastwards .
It is probabale that the following towns might receive some ashfall: In the state of Puebla, Huejotzingo, Domingo Arenas, San Andrés Calpan, San nicolas de los Ranchos, San Buenaventura Nealtican, Tlaxcalancingo, Santiago Momoxpan, Cuanalá, San Francisco Ocotlán, Puebla de los Ángeles and Sanctorum. In the state of Tlaxcala, Nativitas Zacatelco, Santana, Nopalucan, Tlaxcala de Xicoténcatl, Papalotla and Teolocholco.
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.
January 07, 2016 . Popocatepetl, Mexico :
Source : Cenapred
Photos : Fabian GR ,