Popocatépetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air as seen from Huejotzingo, on the outskirts of Mexico City - Photo: Tomás Bravo/REUTERS

Popocatépetl volcano: ash and tremors

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According to the Cenapred, the volcano has emitted several low-intensity exhalations and two volcano-tectonic quakes, a 1.4 magnitude followed by a 1.8 magnitude tremor, have been identified

On Wednesday, Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres abbreviated Cenapred) reported that there were slight tremors in the Popocatépetl volcano accompanied by the emission of incandescent fragments reaching distances up to 0.62 miles (1 kilometer) down the volcano slopes.

On Twitter, Mexico's National Coordinator for Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente wrote in Spanish: “This morning Popocatépetl emitted volcanic explosions. This activity is included in the Yellow Phase 2 Volcanic Traffic Light Alert System".

Popocatépetl is an active volcano located in the states of Puebla, Mexico, and Morelos, in Central Mexico. Its monitoring is carried out continuously 24 hours a day. The Popocatépetl Volcanic Traffic Light Alert System is located in Yellow Phase 2 representing a low to intermediate explosive activity with possible pyroclastic flows and short-range mudflows.

However, "it is important to emphasize that no significant increase in the activity of the volcano is related to the 7.1-magnitude earthquake, registered on Tuesday, September 19," assured Cenapred in the report.

The volcano has emitted several low-intensity exhalations and three volcano-tectonic quakes have been identified. Also, there is an ash advisory in the towns of Ecatzingo and Atlautla in the State of Mexico, and in Atlatlahuacán, Cuernavaca, Jiutepec, Ocuituco, Oaxtepec, TemixcoYautepec, Yecapixtla, and Xochitepec in Morelos, thus Cenapred urges the population to continue with the 12-kilometer security ratio. 


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