| October 1, 11:00 h (October 1, 16:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the monitoring system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 143 low-intensity exhalations with steam and gas emission and slight amounts of ash (image 1)(image 2)(image 3)(image 4)(image 5)(image 6)(image 7), as well as 45 minutes of low-amplitude tremor.
Aditionally, an explosion was recorded yesterday at 18:13 h (no visibility), and a volcanotectonic seism of magnitude 2, located 11 km below the crater, yesterday at 16:28 h. During the night incandescence could be seen above the crater, which increased during the largest exhalations (image 8)
Since this morning and up to the time of this report there is clear visibility towards the volcano, which shows a continuous emission of water vapor and gases being dispersed to the west (imagen 9)(video 1).
CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments (image 7).
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.