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Popocatépetl Volcano increases its activity in the last 24 hours

The Popocatépetl volcano, located in the limits of Morelos, Puebla and the State of Mexico, increased its volcanic activity again in the last 24 hours, reported the National Center for Disaster Prevention ( Cenapred ), however, the Volcanic Alert remains in Yellow Phase 2.

Popocatépetl activity in the last 24 hours

The Cenapred report indicates that before 11:00 am on Tuesday, the Popocatépetl volcano monitoring system identified 130 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and light amounts of ash.

Also, in the last 24 hours, a minor explosion occurred yesterday at 11:42 pm and three vulcanotectonic earthquakes that occurred yesterday at 12:33, 12:38 and 12:39 with a calculated magnitude of 2.1, 1.4 and 2.1. , respectively.

Finally, they counted 281 minutes of tremor, the activity produced by the blows of the magma with the walls of the magma chamber or in the outlet duct and by the explosions of the gasbags or the blows of the solid blocks torn off and dragged in the ascent against the walls of the volcanic chimney.

Popocatépetl Volcanic Alert Traffic Light

The Cenapred encourages the population not to approach the Popocatépetl, mainly the crater, due to the danger implied by the fall of ballistic fragments and, in case of heavy rains, to move away from the bottom of ravines due to the danger of mud and debris flows.

Phase 2 Yellow indicates low to intermediate-scale explosive activity can continue, mild to moderate ash rains may occur in nearby towns, and the possibility of short-range pyroclastic and mudflows is present.

Monitoring of the Popocatépetl volcano is carried out continuously 24 hours. Any change in activity will be reported in a timely manner. The level of the Volcanic Alert will depend on the evolution of the volcano’s activity.

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