Puebla / 07.25.2021 12:22:45
The Popocatepetl volcano presented intense activity in a period of 24 hours, a period in which 33 exhalations were recorded that were accompanied by columns of water vapor, gases and light amounts of ash that went west.
According to the report of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) of this Sunday, July 25, the colossus located between the states of Puebla, Morelos and the State of Mexico, presented an earthquake with a calculated magnitude of 1.7.
“In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring systems of the Popocatépetl volcano, 33 exhalations were identified, some of them accompanied by water vapor and volcanic gases. In addition, a volcanotectonic earthquake was registered today at 05:01, with a calculated magnitude of 1.7. ”, 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 organization exhorted the population not to approach the volcano and especially the crater, due to the danger that the fall of ballistic fragments implies; 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 the night and at the time of this report the visibility towards the volcano is complete. A small emission of steam and gas is observed in a westward direction ”, details the report of the agency dependent on the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC).
For its part, General Coordination of Civil Protection of the State (Cgpce) de Puebla announced that, according to the HYSPLIT model, the ash from the emissions of the Popocatépetl volcano was directed towards the metropolitan area of Angelópolis and towards the Atlixco Valley within the state of Puebla; and towards populations of 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.