Popocatepetl , Mexico : episode of continuous exhalations and explosions.

Popocatepetl , Mexico : episode of continuous exhalations and explosions.

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

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