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April 20 11:00( April 20 16:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the Popocatepetl volcano monitoring system registered 41 low-intensity exhalations , accompanied by emissions of steam and gas. Besides, today two low-intensity explosions were recorded at 07:29 h (see image 1), (see image 2) and at 10:04 h (see image 3).Both explosions generated columns with minor amounts of ash, less than 1 kilometer high, that winds dispersed to the northeast.

Moreover 2 volcanotectonic events, today at 04:53 h and 08:12 h , of magnitude 2 and 2.5 respectively were recorded.

Overnight slight incandescence over the crater was observed increasing when the exhalations (see image 4).

At the time of this report is observed a constant emission of steam and gas that at times reaches about 1 kilometer high and is dispersed northeasterly by the winds. (see image 5).

The current activity may cause the following scenarios:

-Small explosions releasing incandescent fragments no more than 4 kilometers from the crater.

-Emissions of ash plumes that could reach some communities into the path of the prevailing winds.

Current activity is contemplated within the scenarios provided for the volcanic traffic light Yellow Phase 2 level. It does not require modification in the traffic light alert.

Recommendations for ashfall are reiterated:

-Use masks when you work outdoors.

-Cover water reservoirs.

-Avoid the ash-fall in the animal feed.

-Avoid the ash accumulating on roofs.

-Avoid the ash go to drainage.

The Volcanic Traffic Light is at Yellow Phase 2.


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