Popocatépetl volcano spews ash over Mexico City and neighboring areas

English 01/08/2016 13:09 Newsroom Actualizada 13:15

Ash fall was reported in 9 districts of Mexico City and in 6 municipalities of the State of Mexico.

Mientras que en el Estado de México, los municipios en donde se presenta el mismo fenómeno son Ozumba, Atlautla, Tlalmanalco, Ecatzingo, Tepetlixpa y Amecameca. Foto: @adalint13

Además en las delegaciones en las que hay caída de ceniza son Milpa Alta, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Álvaro Obregón, Tláhuac e Iztapalapa. Foto: Berenice Fregoso/ EL UNIVERSAL

Luego de unas horas, Fausto Lugo, secretario de Protección Civil de la CDMX, indicó que cesó la caída de ceniza en la capital. Foto: Berenice Fregoso/ EL UNIVERSAL

Sin embargo, informó que se mantendrá el monitoreo y comportamiento del volcán Popocatépetl. Foto: Berenice Fregoso/ EL UNIVERSAL

Por su parte, la Ssa emitió una serie de recomendaciones, entre las que destacó proteger, nariz y boca, además de no salir a la calle y evitar hacer ejercicio al aire libre Foto: @Pakho_320jaffa

Dispersión de ceniza: observada (área en rojo). Foto: @Popocatepetl_MX

According to the report of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), the monitoring system of Popocatépetl volcano registered yesterday at 6:50 pm an episode of Strombolian activity, which was accompanied by the emission of volcanic gases and ash to a height of 2.5 km above the crater.

This activity ended today at 5:17am. During this activity, emissions of incandescent fragments were observed.

Due to the direction of the winds, ash fall was reported in 9 districts of Mexico City: Milpa Alta, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Álvaro Obregón, Tláhuac and Iztapalapa. Also in the municipalities of the State of Mexico: Ozumba, Atlautla, Tlalmanalco, Ecatzingo, Tepetlixpa and Amecameca.

Additionally, 35 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam, gas and ash, two volcano-tectonic earthquakes, as well as 121 minutes of harmonic tremor and an explosion at 7:34 am were reported.

Popocatépetl volcano has been periodically erupting since 1994.

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