| August 26 11:00 h (August 26 16:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours the monitoring system of Popocatepetl recorded 55 low-intensity exhalations; in most of the cases it was not possible to distinguish emissions due to the presence of clouds. In some cases, the emission of steam and gas was observed, including small ammounts of ash (image 1) . Also, two low-intensity explosions were detected at 22:47 GMT and 02:30 GMT; no emission was observed due to null visibility. During a period of two hours, segments of low-amplitude tremor with 2.6 Hz fundamental frequency were observed, accumulating 21 minutes.
At the time of this report the volcano is not visible due to prevailing cloudy conditions; at earlier hours it was visible with a plume of steam and gases headed westwards.
Volcanic Traffic Light is at 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.