| August 22 10:20 h (August 22 16:20 GMT)
In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring systems of Popocatépetl volcano, were identified 479 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas, in addition three were registered three volcanotectonic events (Vt), one yesterday at 21:30 h with a magnitude of 1.4, and two more today at 04:36 h and 07:16 h with magnitudes of 1.9 and 1.5 respectively (image 1).
During the night light incandescence was observed on the crater of the volcano and the continuous emission of water vapor and gas (imagen 2), at the moment of this report we observe the volcanic gases emission in the westerly direction (image 3).
CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments (image 4).
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.