Video. They register an explosion in Popocatepetl; ash column exceeds a thousand meters high

Puebla.- After a day full of activity, the Popocatepetl volcano issued a explosion that threw incandescent material and a huge column of gases that reached 1,500 meters in height, according to information from the National Civil Protection Coordination.

The moment of the explosion was captured by the cameras of the National Center for Disaster Prevention that monitor the activity of the Mexican volcano. This occurred around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14.

The column that Don Goyo emanated was composed of steam, gases and had a low ash content that was dispersed in a northwesterly direction from the crater by the action of the wind.

Despite the explosion, in the early hours of this Wednesday, September 15, the volcanic warning traffic light remained at Yellow Danger Sign Phase 2. This means an increase in activity that includes plumes of water vapor and gases, ash fall and incandescent shards; in addition to growth and destruction of lava domes, pyroclastic flows by explosion and mud or debris flows.

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Therefore, the authorities exhorted the population not to approach the crater and to stay informed about a possible evacuation in the communities surrounding Popocatepetl.


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