Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano erupts over 2,000 meters three times today

March 6, 2018

This Tuesday, the Popocatépetl volcano recorded another exhalation, this time of 2,800 meters high with moderate ash content, informed the National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.

In his @LUISFELIPE_P Twitter account, the official of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) explained that the emanation was detected at 07:50 and that the winds dispersed it to the northeast.

“# Exhalation of the # Popocatépetl at 07:50 hours, with a height of 2,800 meters, in a northeasterly direction with moderate ash content.”, Announced on the social network.

Earlier, at 06:36 and 06:40, it presented two-kilometer fumaroles with a low ash content, although the winds dispersed them toward the north-northeast.

In case of ash fall, the unit recommends the population cover nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or masks, clean eyes and throat with pure water, and use glasses and avoid contact lenses to reduce eye irritation, as well as closing windows or covering them, staying as much as possible inside the house and protecting pets.

On the other side of the Pacific, dozens of flights were canceled today at the airport in Kagoshima, southwest of Japan, by the eruption of the Mont Shinmoe volcano this afternoon for the first time in seven years, sending columns of smoke and ash more than two kilometers above its crater.