Popocatépetl had 302 exhalations and five explosions in the last hours

In the last 24 hours a volcanotectonic earthquake and 418 minutes of low amplitude harmonic tremor were detected.

December 29, 2017
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The Popocatépetl volcano monitoring systems identified 302 low intensity exhalations, accompanied by water vapor and gas and five explosions, reported the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred).

In the last 24 hours a volcanotectonic earthquake and 418 minutes of low amplitude harmonic tremor were detected.

During the Thursday night, incandescence was observed over the crater and during Friday morning a continuous emission of water vapor, gas and moderate content of ash was detected, which the winds dispersed to the northwest.




Due to the fact that the monitoring parameters remain unchanged, the Popocatepetl Volcanic Warning Semaphore continues in Yellow Phase 2.

As security measures, the radius of exclusion of 12 kilometers from the crater remains because of the danger that the fall of ballistic fragments, landslides and mudflows, as well as the controlled traffic between Santiago Xalizintla and San Pedro Nexapa, via Paso de Cortés.

Cenapred reported that the monitoring of the colossus is carried out continuously and any change in its activity will be reported in a timely manner.