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October 31 11:00 h (October 31 17:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the monitoring system of Popocatepetl volcano has recorded 45 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas and ash.

Yesterday the cloudy conditions not allowed us to observe the crater continuously, the most important exhalation was registered at 12:51 h (image 1) with ash emission and to southwest, and in the night there was incandescence (image 2) with emissions of steam and gas at the same direction (image 3), and a explosion at 22:57 h (image 4). And today the most important exhalations were registered at 01:17 h (image 5), 02:28 h (image 6), 03:34 h (image 7), 06:20 h (image 8), 07:45 h (image 9), 08:55 h (image 10) y 09:14 h (image 11), (image 12), (image 13), (image 14).

And today there were registered two explosions at 01:35 h (image 15) and at 04:20 h (image 16) to southwest direction and with 1 km height.

Additionally yesterday was registered a volcanotectonic event at 21:13 h with 1.5 magnitud.

From today morning until the time of this report the cloudy conditions have allowed to observe the volcano continuously, but has been observed with emissions of steam and gas at southwest direction.

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 as much as possible and stay indoors as much as possible.

This type of activity is foreseen 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 pyroclastic flows and mudflows short range.

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. A Civil Protection authorities, keep your preventive procedures, in accordance with their operational plans.

4. People, being alert to the official information disseminated.

Popocatepetl Volcano monitoring is performed continuously 24 hours. Any change in activity will be reported in due course.



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