| June 30 11:00 h (June 30 16:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring system at Popocatépetl volcano, 193 long period earthquakes (image 1). Also, two volcanotectonic earthquakes were recorded, the origin time of these events is 15:14 and 17:49 hours (local time) and the coda magnitudes are 2.3 and 1.7 respectively.
The weather conditions did not allowed observing permanently the volcano, but, while the volcano could be seen, a continuous plume of steam and gas was persistent moving towards northwest.
During the night, glow sources within the crater were observed (image 2). At the time of this report, the volcano expels continuously a steam and gas emission moving towards northwest (image 3), (image 4).
CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano, especially near the crater, due to the hazard caused by ballistic fragments (image 5).
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.