Explosion at Popocatepetl volcano spreads ash in Mexico City

The Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection of Mexico City reported that due to the recent activity of Popocatépetl volcano, ash fall is expected in the Iztapalapa, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac, Tlalpan, and Xochimilco in Mexico City.

He recommended that people in the named areas who go out, should keep their nose and mouth covered with a handkerchief and clean their eyes and throat with plain water, as well as wearing glasses instead of contact lenses, to avoid possible irritation.

The Popocatepetl volcano registered an explosion at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday that produced a column 2.2 kilometers high, the highest in recent hours, and there have been five explosions in the past 24-hours, according to the National Center for Disaster Prevention ( Cenapred).

The coordination of Civil Protection of the State of Mexico reported ash fall in the Mexican municipalities of Amecameca, Ayapango, Cocotitlán, Ozumba, Temamatla, Tenango del Aire and Tlalmanalco.

In the last 24 hours, the monitoring systems of the Popocatepetl volcano have detected 89 exhalations, accompanied by volcanic gases and slight amounts of ash. The strongest explosion was recorded today at 10:15 am that produced a column of 2,200 meters, reported the Cenapred.

110 minutes of tremors from low to medium amplitude were also recorded. Additionally, there were five explosions, two moderate yesterday at 6:11 PM and 11:50 PM and three small ones, two yesterday at 6:18 PM and 8:55 PM, and one today at 6:36 AM.

At 11:00 a.m., the volcano was observed with a small emission of water vapor in a northwesterly direction.

Local governments in the southeastern region of the State of Mexico have made community tours to advise residents not to engage in outdoor activities, to cover their eyes, nose, and mouth if they are going out into the open, as well as to close windows and doors and stay in their homes as long as possible.

Receive the PVDN morning newsletter, exclusive content, and Whatsapp messaging for emergency alerts, by becoming a PVDN Supporter, learn more here, Or you can support local media with a one-time donation here

The Cenapred warned the population not to approach the volcano and especially the crater, due to the danger posed by falling ballistic fragments and in case of heavy rains, to stay away from the bottom of ravines due to the danger of mud and debris flows.

The Popocatépetl Volcanic Warning Traffic Light is in Yellow Phase 2.

Trending Stories Right Now on PVDN

  • Huge crocodile captured in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta A crocodile measuring almost 3 meters long was captured and relocated from the hotel zone of Puerto Vallarta this Thursday morning. According to the Subdirectorate of Environment and Ecology, the reptile was located in the vicinity of the channel that flows into Playa Flamingos, in the northern hotel zone of the city. “In response to…
  • Mexico says global response to new COVID-19 variant is “disproportionate” Mexico has not registered cases related to the omicron variant of the coronavirus, detected on November 22 in South Africa and considered especially worrisome by experts. This version of covid-19, which according to the first studies presents 30 mutations and a high capacity to evade both natural defenses and those related to vaccines, has set…
  • Body of tourist found in Ameca River Personnel of the Municipal Civil Protection Unit of Bahía de Banderas, in coordination with Citizen Protection personnel of the State of Nayarit, carried out the rescue of a body in the Ameca River of a man reported missing Sunday night. The man who was vacationing in Nuevo Vallarta went swimming in the Ameca River late…
  • Didi receives authorization to operate in Puerto Vallarta The government of Jalisco today granted Didi the authorization to immediately provide its transportation services to citizens and tourists in Puerto Vallarta. The permit came to the top officials of Didi from the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, after the head of the Ministry of Transportation ( SETRAN ), Diego Monraz Villaseñor, has ensured…
  • Navigator of the Seas makes history with cruise to Puerto Vallarta The cruise ship Navigator of the Seas, of the Royal Caribbean line, docked for the first time in the port of Puerto Vallarta from Puerto de Mazatlán, Sinaloa with 1,815 passengers and 1,251 crew members on board. It was at 08:00 hours on Tuesday, November 23, that the cruise ship arrived to dock at pier…

Puerto Vallarta News

Compare Listings

Title Price Status Type Area Purpose Bedrooms Bathrooms