Explosions continue at Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico. In the statement made by Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), it was reported that 4 explosions occurred in the volcano in the last 24 hours, and gas and ash came out 168 times from the mouth of the volcano.
In the statement, it was stated that light to moderate ash precipitation may occur in the settlements in Puebla, Morelos and Mexico states in the surrounding, indicating that the ash from the volcano’s mouth as a result of the eruptions was mixed into the air and spread around.
3 KILOMETER HEIGHT SMOKE
In the powerful explosion that took place in Popocatepetl in the morning, the smoke from the mouth of the volcano reached a height of 3 kilometers.
It has been reported that it is dangerous to approach more than 12 kilometers from the mouth of the volcano due to the stones and debris that may fall during the eruptions.
EXPLANATION OF evacuation from the governor
While the intense activity and ashfall in Popocatepetl Volcano caused unrest in the region, Puebla Governor Sergio Salomon, located in the east of the volcano, recently announced that the evacuation routes in the surrounding settlements would be reviewed.
Governor Salomon has previously said that there is no big risk in the volcano for now, but shelters are still kept ready.
One eruption was recorded yesterday in Popocatepetl Volcano, which erupted 36 times in December last year and has been erupting almost every day in the last days.
With the eruptions in the last 24 hours, the number of eruptions in the volcano since the beginning of this year has increased to 41. Popocatepetl had 113 eruptions last year. (UAV)