Popocatepetl, Mexico : the volcano has increased its activity.

Popocatepetl, Mexico :  the volcano has increased its activity.

11h15 January 23 (January 23, 5:15 p.m. GMT)

In the last 24 hours, the volcano Popocatepetl monitoring system registered 68 exhalations of low amplitude composed of steam, gas and sometimes a low ash content and three explosions.
It was also identified continuous recording of events LP (long period) of very low amplitude and 216 minutes of harmonic tremor.
Nocturnal incandescent increased when some episodes was observed.
At the time of this report, the volcano is observed with a continuous emission of steam and gas, heading east.

The CENAPRED urged not to approach the volcano and especially the crater.

January 23 7h02 p.m. (January 24, 1:02 GMT)

Today from 10:00 am until the date of this report, the volcano has increased its activity, generating a constant expiration of steam with low ash content. This activity is envisaged in the definition of Phase 2 yellow activity, which does not change. This activity is very likely related to the destruction of the dome that was recently created. It is recommended not to approach the volcano, to respect the safety zone defined for this phase of activity, and to take the necessary precautions against ash falls, which are summarized at the end of this report.

11h40 p.m. pm January 23 (January 24, 5:40 GMT)

At the time of this report, the volcano continues the activity that began at 10 am, generating a constant expiration of steam with low ash content. This activity appears to be stronger at night because the cameras capture the incandescent fragments ejected during exhalations, that are not seen during the day. The alert level remains at yellow Phase 2. It is recommended not to approach the volcano, to respect the safety zone defined for this phase of activity, and to take the necessary precautions against ash falls, which are summarized at the end of this report.

If ash falls occur, the following recommendations are made:
Cover your nose and mouth with a damp cloth or a face mask.
Clean the eyes and throat with pure water.
Use glasses and avoid contact lenses to reduce irritation of the eye.
Close windows or cover them as much as possible and stay inside.

Source : Cenapred .

Photos : Webcamdemexico, Cenapred.

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