In different media and in social networks an explosion of the volcano Popocatépetl was spoken. The information published by the National Center for Disaster Prevention sheds more light on what actually happened. CENAPRED page, particularly the volcanic monitoring http://www.cenapred.gob.mx/reportesVolcan/BuscarReportesVolcan?optBusqueda=1 is where we go there every volcano news, whether or not alarming.
The last report of activity of Popocatépetl volcano tells us that in the last 24 hours 54 low-intensity exhalations could be identified, accompanied by water vapor and gas, and a volcanotectonic earthquake occurred at 04:51 hours of magnitude 1.7 (very low To feel it in the interior of Mexico City).
In the early hours of the morning a continuous emission of gases was observed, which most people attributed to an explosion, but in reality they were exhalations of low magnitude and only slightly exceed the number of exhalations recorded during the week , Except on December 11, when 137 exhalations were recorded, which, even though they are more than 100, do not match the record of May of this year, when 492 exhalations were recorded.
On December 15, no explosions occurred until 11:00 o’clock – when the daily report is issued – although from 10 to 14 December an estimated 13 explosions occurred. Authorities have conducted reconnaissance overfalls and subsequent evaluation of crater and dome conditions and highlight the following situation: It is possible that the crater dome is destroyed in a range of days to weeks for one or more explosions of magnitudes similar to Which were presented in February and March 2015, so that CENAPRED does not recommend approaching the volcano and much less to the crater, since there is a danger of impact of ballistic fragments.
The Volcanic Warning traffic light continues at Yellow Stage 2.
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