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April 28, 11:00 h (April 28, 16:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the monitoring system at Popocatepetl volcano registered 33 exhalations of low intensity, accompanied mainly by steam and gas emissions.

From 12:00 h yesterday until this moment, was observed continuous emission of water vapor and gases headed to the east (image 1), (image 2) (image 3), (imagen4).

In addition, this morning was registered five events of VT type, which occurred at 07:00, 07:53, 09:29, 10:04 and 10:26 h. All with magnitude less than 2.

During the night was observed incandescence with continuous emission of water vapor and gases headed to the east (image 5), (image 6) (image 7).

At the time of this report there is visibility towards the volcano, which has a continuous plume of gases and steam (image 8).

CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the danger caused by ballistic fragments (image 9).

This type of activity is included 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 short range pyroclastic flows and mudflows .

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

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

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 up, and stay indoors as much as possible.

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


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