El Popo at 6:12 today. El Popo at 6:12 today. cenapred

More activity recorded at El Popo volcano

Emissions, explosions at Popocatépetl for more than 24 hours

El Popo is angry, according to one report this morning.

The volcano Popocatépetl, located in the states of Puebla, México and Morelos (and 70 kilometers southeast of Mexico City), has been active for more than 24 hours, reported the National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred).

It reported late this morning that the volcano monitoring system registered 200 low-intensity emissions and three explosions.

After the third explosion, which occurred at 6:08 this morning, some ashfall was reported in the municipalities of Yecapixtla and Zacualpan de Amilpas in Morelos.

Three volcanotectonic earthquakes were also registered, two yesterday and one today with magnitudes of 2.0, 1.8 and 2.1, the agency said.

There has been a continuous emission of volcanic gases and small amounts of ash since the 6:08 explosion, but the column of gases and the amount of ash began increasing later in the morning.

The volcanic alert system remains unchanged at phase 2 yellow.

Mexico News Daily

Time-lapse photography show the moon dropping in the sky as El Popo explodes.


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