Activity report Popocatépetl volcano

date:    November 10, 2017

The information contained in this section is the result of Popocatépetl volcano's monitoring, performed together with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

The report is updated every day at 11:00 hours (local time), with a summary of the activity recorded over the last 24 hours (starting at 10 hours of the previous day to 10 hours of the current day). In the case of an extraordinary event, it will be reported immediately. For browsing previous reports click here.

Resumen de las últimas 24 horas:

November 10, 11:00 h (November 10, 17:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the Popocatépetl volcano monitoring system registered 432 low-intensity exhalations along with emissions of steam and gas and ash. Today there were three explosions, the first and most important was al 07:34 h, which generated a column of 3 km high with moderate ash content towards the southwest (image 1), (video 1), 07:53 h (image 2) and at 09:02 h (image 3) . Additionally, an volcanotectonic event was recorded today at 10:23 h with magnitude 1.8.

Throughout the night, glow was observed on the crater that increased at the time of some of the exhalations.

From dawn and until the moment of this report has been observed a continuous emission of water vapor and gas (image 4).

Other monitoring parameters remain unchanged.

CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments (image 5) and in case of heavy rains leave the bottoms of ravines by the danger of landslides and debris flows.

The 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.


Semáforo de alerta volcánica


Dirección de la pluma


Emisión de bióxido de azufre

9700.0   Toneladas por día
Última lectura:   12/05/2017
Valor máximo registrado:
70200.0 [t/día]
Máximo (Dic/2000)

Imágenes del volcán Popocatépetl  -  10 de Noviembre  de 2017

imagen 1
imagen 2
imagen 3
imagen 4

Videos del volcán Popocatépetl

video 1

Mapa de Peligros del volcán Popocatépetl


*Adaptación de los mapas originales publicados por el Instituto de Geofísica de la UNAM.