Popocatepetl, Mexique : 18 low-intensity exhalations.

Popocatepetl, Mexique : 18 low-intensity exhalations.

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

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