In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano recorded an episode of continuous exhalations and explosions, yesterday between 11:35 and 22:30 h. It was accompanied by ash emissions with height up to 1.5 km above the crater, being dispersed towards east-northeast. No reports of ashfalls have been received yet. Today at 05:20 h a moderate explosion occurred, throwing incandescent fragments on the north face and producing an ash column of 1.5 km that was displaced towards east .
Later, only incandescence was observed above the crater . Also 72 low intensity exhalations and 41 minutes of low-amplitude harmonic tremor were observed. At this moment the summit cannot be seen due to dense clouds, however during early hours a small 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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June 06 , 2016.Popocatepetl , Mexico :
Source : Cenapred
Photo : Karel Del Angel Benitez