Popocatépetl Volcano awakens with strong explosion

The Popocatépetl volcano shook this morning with an explosion at 6:44 am that was accompanied by a column of volcanic material of 4 to 5 kilometers.

The National Civil Protection Coordination has informed that the warning light remains at Amarillo Phase 2 and urged the population not to approach the volcano.

Federal and local authorities reported ash fall only in Ozumba, State of Mexico. In these cases it is recommended to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or mask; clean eyes and throat with pure water; avoid outdoor activities; clean roofs, patios, and streets; keep pets in covered places as well as their food; cover water tanks; Close windows and stay inside.

In Morelos, Puebla, Tlaxcala and other municipalities of the State of Mexico there was no ash fall.

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