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.


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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.


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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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