| September 03, 11:00 h (September 03, 16:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system of Popocatepetl volcano registered 19 very low intensity exhalations. Through mounted cameras on the volcano, the cloudy conditions do not allow to observe volcano continuously, it was noticed that some of these were along with emissions of steam and gas (image 1).
Additionally the monitoring system has recorded one volcanotectonic event, yesterday at 18:36 with a magnitude of 2.1 (image 2).
Overnight slight incandescence was observed over the crater increasing when some of main exhalations
From dawn and up to the time of this report it has been noticed a faint but not stopping emission of steam and gas that winds blow about south-southeast (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.