Popocatepetl volcano explodes three times in the last 24 hours

The Popocatépetl volcano exhaled 77 times in the last 24 hours sending low amounts of water vapor, gas and ash in the sky.

Moreover, 3 explosions were registered yesterday at 3:58 pm and 9:02 pm, and today at 03:18 am.

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Additionally, a volcanotectonic earthquake with preliminary magnitude Mc = 1.2 was recorded at 00:36 am today.

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During the night and dawn, incandescence was observed over the crater and while writing this report, the volcano emits volcanic gases.

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The Cenapred asks not to approach the volcanic peak, especially the crater due to falling ballistic fragments.

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There should be light to moderate ash rains in nearby communities and the possibility of pyroclastic flows and short-range mud flows. Therefore the safety radius of 12 kilometers has been kept in place.

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