In the last 24 hours, the Popocatepetl volcano recorded 62 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, gas and ash, 5 explosions and 784 minutes of harmonic tremors, according to the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred).
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During the night there was visibility, however, no incandescence was observed. At the time of this report it was observed that the emissions are dispersed towards the northwest,” the agency said in its most recent report.
They asked the population not to approach the volcano and especially the crater, because of the danger that the fall of ballistic fragments still exists.
They stressed that in case of heavy rains, you should move away from the bottoms of ravines by the danger of landslides and mudflows and indicated that Popocatepetl remains in Phase 2 Yellow.
With this Phase, explosive activity could continue from low to intermediate scale, mild to moderate ash rains in nearby populations, in addition to possible pyroclastic flows and short-range mudflows.
The Cenapred called on the local authorities to continue with the security radius of 12 kilometers to avoid the presence of unauthorized persons in that zone and to maintain controlled traffic between Santiago Xalitzintla and San Pedro Nexapa, via Paso de Cortés.
To the Civil Protection authorities, they urged them to maintain their preventive procedures, in accordance with their operational plans and the population, to remain attentive to official information that is disseminated through the media or official networks.
In case of ash fall, you should cover nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or mask and clean eyes and throat with pure water.
Use eye-glasses and avoid contact lenses to reduce eye irritation, as well as closing windows or cover them and stay inside as much as possible. These are the current recommendations to the public.
The monitoring of the Popocatépetl volcano is carried out continuously 24-hours a day, any change in the activity will be reported with further recommendations to keep the public safe.