Popocatepetl volcano had 479 exhalations and three explosions
The volcano Popocatepetl has recorded 479 exhalations of low intensity in the last 24 hours, which were accompanied by steam, gas and light amounts of ash, reported the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred).
According to the monitoring report prepared by the agency within the Ministry of the Interior (Interior Ministry), during this period three explosions, 18 minutes tremor of low amplitude and three volcanotectonicos events with magnitudes of 3.8, 3.0 and 3.1 were presented.
Cloud conditions not allowed to observe the volcano continuously, but could see a very weak emission of steam and gas dispersed southwest winds.
During Wednesday night light glow that increased when some of the exhalations was observed, and this morning it was established that the preferential wind direction was towards the southeast.
The Cenapred urged not to approach the colossus, especially the crater, the danger of falling ballistic fragments, so it keeps the semaphore Alert Volcánica in Amarillo Phase 2, to which I expected to continue the explosive activity scale low to intermediate.
There is also the possibility that rains ash mild to moderate in nearby towns are presented, as well as pyroclastic flows and mud from short range.
In response, he recommended continuing the established safety radius of 12 kilometers, so stay in that area is not permitted; while maintaining controlled traffic between Santiago Xalitzintla and San Pedro Nexapa via Paso de Cortes.
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June 24 , 2016.Popocatepetl , Mexico :
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Photo : Volcan Popocatepetl.