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July 27, 11:00 h (July 27, 16:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl volcano registered 66 low-intensity exhalations. Also, were recorded 11 explosions, three occurred at 17:25, 17:26 and 17:27 pm (image 1) , other were recorded today at 00:39 (image 2) , 00:40 (image 3) , 00:41 (image 4) , 00:41:30, 02:44 (image 5) , 04:51 (image 6) , 06:17 (image 7) and 09:03 h (image 8) . The largest of these explosions was occurred at 17:27 pm, this event generated episodes of low amplitude harmonic tremor , which remained until 00:30 am today. In total accounted 400 minutes.

Yesterday was observed the continuous emission of steam and gas (image 9) . In addition, during the night was observed incandescence over the crater, increasing with some exhalations (image 10) .

Besides, yesterday were recorded three events of type VT, were recorded at 14:57, 19:50 and 22:45 pm, with magnitudes of 2.5, 1.6 and 1.8, respectively.

At the time of this report is observed the continuous emission of steam and gas (image 11) .

CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments (image 12).

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.



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