Popocatepetl exhales column of smoke 1.5 kilometers from its crater: it disperses to Puebla

The volcano Popocatepetl recorded this morning an exhalation greater than 1.5 kilometers above the crater, which disperses towards the side of the state of Puebla, they reported Skyalert and the National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC).

Previously, during the early hours of Saturday, an explosion occurred that threw incandescent material on the volcanic cone.

According to the monitoring reports carried out by the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), in the last four days there has been an increase in the number of minutes of tremor and exhalations.

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In social networks, it was detailed that the exhalation this morning occurred at 08:49 hours and does not modify the level of volcanic alert.

“Explosion of Popocatepetl at this time, an eruptive column greater than 1.5 km above the crater dispersing towards the Puebla side,” said Akyalert the agency in Twitter.

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For their part, the CNPC and Cenapred, recommended to the population not to approach the colossus and respect the security radius of 12 kilometers.

Finally, Civil protection state indicated that the winds could disperse the ash towards the communities located in Puebla and this entity.

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“So far, the Volcanic Alert traffic light remains in Yellow Phase 2,” official media indicated.

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