December 19, 11:00 h (December 19, 17:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano registered 18 low-intensity exhalations. Aditionally, one explosion was recorded at 19h48 . It generated a small plume of steam, gases and small amounts of ash which the winds dispersed towards the east.
During the evening and night a continuos faint emission of steam and gases was observed being dispersed eastwards . From dawn and up to the time of this report the same emission has been observed but moving westwards .
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.
December 20, 2015. Popocatepetl, Mexique :
Source : Cenapred .
Photo : Cristobal Garciaferro fotografia