Popocatepetl, Mexique : ash column close to three kilometers high.

Popocatepetl, Mexique : ash column close to three kilometers high.

In the last 24 hours, through seismic records of the surveillance system of Popocatepetl volcano, recorded, on the one hand, 105 low-intensity exhalations. Apart from 18 isolated explosions, of medium intensity. The most important took place at 12:25 h yesterday, generated an ash column close to three kilometers high that winds dispersed the northeast. The burst launched ballistic fragments at distances up to 300 meters on the southern and southeastern slopes .

Today also happens an explosive event at 6:22 h throwing ballistic-hot fragments less than 100 meters from the crater on the northeast slope .
On the other hand, five minutes of low-amplitude harmonic tremor were registered.

Along yesterday´s nightfall was observed intense incandescence over the crater, increasing when the major exhalations . At the time of this report there is no visibility to the volcano, owing to weather conditions. Nevertheless, this morning Popocatépetl was seen free of emissions .
Other monitoring parameters remain unchanged.

CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano,

October 08, 11:00 h (October 08, 16:00 GMT)  , Popocatepetl, Mexique :

Source : Cenapred

Photo : Guadalupe Hdez Cerezo,

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