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October 24 11:10 h (October 24, 16:10 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system at Popocatépetl Volcano recorded 77 low-intensity exhalations with emissions of steam, gas and ocasionally small amounts of ash (image 1)(image 2)(image 3)(image 4)(image 5)(image 6)(image 7).

During the night, incandescence could be seen above the crater (image 8).

Aditionally, two explosions were recorded, the first at 00:11 h today (no visibility) and the second at 9:25 h (image 9)(image 10), as well as 12 minutes of harmonic tremor and one volcano-tectonic seism of Mc 1.7, which ocurred this worning at 2:10 h.

At the time of this report a continuous emission of steam and gas acn be seen heading in a westerly direction (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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