Popocatepetl , Mexico : the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 189 low-intensity exhalations.

Popocatepetl , Mexico :  the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 189 low-intensity exhalations.

April 08, 11:00 h (April 08, 16:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 189 low-intensity exhalations, and three explosions; one yesterday at 20h26 and two at 05h44 and 09h47 today. Additionally were recorded 22 minutes of harmonic tremor.

Along the night was observed slight incandescence, increasing when main exhalations .
From dawn and up to the time of this report it has been noticed a faint emission of steam and gas that wind carried to the northeast .

Last april 2 was held with the support of the Federal Police, an overflight of the crater of the Popocatepetl volcano recognition . It was observed that destroyed the lava dome last January was formed and reached an estimated volume of 2,000,000 cubic meters . Instead it has become an inner crater 325 meters in diameter and about 50 meters deep . On the east wall of the inner crater was observed that small landslides have occurred into the same, leaving the debris background. various fumaroles were also observed in the north, south and east sectors.

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.

April 09 , 2016.Popocatepetl , Mexico :

Source : Cenapred .

Photo : Fabian GR

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