Puebla / 08/14/2021 13:29:01
The Popocatepetl volcano activity recorded an increase in its internal activity in a period of 24 hours, a period in which more than 18 hours of tremor and a total of eight exhalations were recorded that were accompanied by columns of water vapor, gases and light amounts of ash that were They headed west.
The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), in its report on Saturday, August 14, announced that the colossus located between the states of Puebla, Morelos and the State of Mexico presented 1,886 m minutes of tremor, that is, more than 18 hours of movements characteristic of a volcano due to the passage of magma several kilometers deep.
The tremor is produced by the blows of the magma with the walls of the magmatic chamber or in the outlet conduit and by the explosions of the gas bags or the blows of the solid blocks torn off and dragged in the ascent against the walls of the chimney volcanic.
“In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring systems of the Popocatépetl volcano, 8 exhalations were identified, some of them accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and ash. Additionally, 1086 minutes of tremor were recorded ”, details the report of the scientific body.
The Cenapred announced that the activity recorded by Popocatepetl is within the parameters of the Yellow Alert Phase 2. The scenarios envisaged for this phase, according to the specialists of the scientific body, contemplate the continuation of explosive activity on a low to intermediate scale, light to moderate ash rains in nearby towns, the possibility of pyroclastic flows and short-range mud flows.
The group of scientists that is part of the organism andx shortened the population not to approach the volcano and above all to the crater, due to the danger posed by the fall of ballistic fragments; while, in case of heavy rains, it is recommended to stay away from the bottom of ravines due to the danger of mud and debris flows.
“During this morning and at the time of this report, the emission of volcanic gases with a westward direction is observed,” adds the Cenapred report.
For its part, General Coordination of Civil Protection of the State (Cgpce) of Puebla announced that, according to the HYSPLIT Model, the ash from the Popocatépetl volcano’s emissions was directed towards populations near the colossus and towards the Atlixco-Izúcar de Matamoros region within the state of Puebla; and towards the states of Morelos and the State of Mexico.
Faced with the ash from the colossus, the Civil Protection authorities requested to close doors and windows; use a face mask or a damp handkerchief in case people have respiratory diseases; do not wear contact lenses; cover water containers; protect pets, as well as their food; and drink water throughout the day.