Popocatepetl, Mexico: Variable nighttime crater incandescence was observed.

Popocatepetl, Mexico: Variable nighttime crater incandescence was observed.

CENAPRED reported that during 11-17 November the seismic network at Popocatépetl recorded 30-62 daily emissions; 102 and 88 were detected on 14 and 16 November, respectively. Variable nighttime crater incandescence was observed on some days. The seismic and acoustic network registered explosions almost daily. Ash plumes rose from the crater on 12 November; ash plumes rose 2 km on 17 November and incandescent material was deposited on the flanks within 1 km of the crater. Daily gas plumes drifted SW and NW. The Alert Level remained at Yellow, Phase Two.

November 19, 11:00 h (November 19, 17:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered on the one hand 92 low-intensity exhalations. Also was recorded one explosion at 01:50 h today. The cloudy conditions not allowed to observe the volcano continuously, but a weak emission of steam and gas was observed that winds carried southwesterly .
Along some lapses of 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 but not stopping emission of steam and gas that winds blow about southwest .

November 20, 2015. Popocatepetl, Mexico:

19.023°N, 98.622°W
Elevation 5426 m

Source: GVP , CENAPRED.

Photo : F Adris Miranda.

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