Popocatepetl Volcano spews smoke and ash – Photo:AP/Gregory Bull

Popocatépetl volcano: largest activity registered since 2013

Mexico City
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The eruptive event was registered by both the Tlamacas and the Altzomoni station

On Thursday, Popocatépetl volcano registered an eruptive event and an exhalation of 1,800 meters, representing its largest activity since 2013.

On Twitter, Carlos Valdés González, General Director of Mexico's National Center for Disaster Prevention (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres abbreviated Cenapred), wrote in Spanish: “This is the largest activity since 2013.”

The eruptive event was registered by the Tlamacas station, located 4.5 kilometers away from the volcano and by the Altzomoni station, 12 kilometers away.

"Monitoring the Popocatepetl volcano activity, from the CENAPRED."

Mexico's National Coordinator for Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente emphasized that the Popocatépetl volcano spewed a 1,800-meter fumarole with a moderate content of ash towards the South and South-East.



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