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October 29 11:00 h (October 29 17:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the surveillance system of Popocatepetl volcano recorded 63 low-intensity exhalations. Besides were registered 9 explosions : Yesterday at 14:19 (image 1), 16:11 (Image 2) 16:23 (image 3) (image 4) and today at 00:55 (image 5), 04:26 (image 6) (image 7), 06:06 (image 8), 08:05 (image 9), 08:49 (image 10), and 10:16 h (local time) (image 11).These events were along with an ash column that reached more than one kilometer height from the crater and was carried southwesterly by winds. As timely, it was reported since yesterday afternoon, the ashes of these events were carried by the winds to the southwest, so ashfall was presented on populations of Tetela del Volcán, Hueyapan Ocuituco and Cuautla , this information was supported by Civil Protection units of Morelos State (ash 1) (ash 2) (images shared by Jesús Hernández Protección Civil Morelos).

On the other hand, yesterday at 16:22 h was registered a volcanotectonic event of magnitude 2.3, as well as 8 minutes of harmonic tremor. Along some periods of the night, incandescence was observed on the crater increasing when main exhalations (image 12).

At the time of this report there are no emission coming from the volcano (imagen 13).



In case of ashfall, address the following recommendations:

• Cover nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or face mask.

• Clean eyes and throat with pure water.

• Avoid contact lenses to reduce eye irritation.

• Close windows or cover them as much as possible and stay indoors as much as possible.

This type of activity is foreseen within the scenarios Volcanic Traffic Light Yellow Phase 2.

The scenarios foreseen for this phase are:

1. Explosive activity of low to intermediate level.

2. Ash fall in nearby towns.

3. Possibility of pyroclastic flows and mudflows short range.

Special emphasis is placed on the following recommendations:

1. Continue the safety radius of 12 km, so staying in that area is not allowed.

2. Keep the controlled traffic between Santiago Xalitzintla and San Pedro Nexapa through Paso de Cortés.

3. A Civil Protection authorities, keep your preventive procedures, in accordance with their operational plans.

4. People, being alert to the official information disseminated.

Popocatepetl Volcano monitoring is performed continuously 24 hours. Any change in activity will be reported in due course.

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