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November 24 11:00 h (November 24 17:00 GMT)

In the last 24 hours the monitoring system of Popocatepetl volcano has recorded 42 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas.

Yesterday the cloudy conditions allowed us to observe the crater continuously, the most important exhalation were registered at 15:53 h (image 1) with 700 m height and at E-SE direction, at 16:50 h (image 2) with 800 m height and at east direction and at 22:54 h (image 3). Todas, at 00:46 h (image 4), (image 5) with 800 m height and east direction, at 01:43 h (image 6), (image 7) with 800 m height and east direction, at 02:50 h (image 8), (image 9) with 700 m height and at east direction and at 05:20 h (image 10), (image 11) with 700 m height and at east direction. Like this, at night there was observed incandescence (image 12).

Additionally today, was recorded a volcanotectonic event at 02:14 h with 1.9 magnitude.

From today morning until the time of this report the cloudy conditions have allowed to observe the volcano continuously (image 13).

At November 6, with the support of the Federal Police, an overflight to reconnoiter the crater of the volcano was made. During the flight, dome 53, emplaced during the activity of the night of the 4th to the 5th of November, was seen and estimated to be 250 m in diameter and 30 m thick (VIDEO 1). The presence of this dome could imply the occurrence of explosions in the following days or weeks, as has happened on previous occasions, and does not imply, for the moment, a change in the alert level.

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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