The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) shared a video of the overflight they made yesterday at the Popocatépetl volcano, where a second crater was discovered inside the volcano.
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The director of Cenapred, Carlos Valdés, announced that the interior crater has a diameter of 370 meters and 110 meters deep.
“There is no dome. It is considered an open system, which facilitates the release of recent ash emissions,” Valdés wrote through his Twitter account.
The discovery revealed that in the coming days it is expected that the volcano will continue to throw new material towards the surface and that, gradually, the internal crater will be filled, at least by a mere partial new lava dome.
Therefore, the Cenapred urges people not to approach the volcano and especially the crater, because of the danger involved in spewing and falling fragments.
In addition, he informed that in case of heavy rains, stay away from the ravines posing danger of landslides and mudflows.
The “Popo” volcanic warning light is located in Amarillo Phase 2 .