Within the limits of the State of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla, the Popocatepetl Volcano keeps pending to 25 million people who live at your feet. This Tuesday continues releasing gas and ashes which reached various locations in the center of the country. The yellow alert level has been raised from stage 2 to stage 3, eThe step before the highly dangerous warning. And they have issued recommendations to avoid “ballistic fragments” and any “lava flows”.
“In the last 24 hours, through the monitoring systems of the Popocatépetl volcano, 22 exhalations accompanied by water vapour, volcanic gases and ash. Additionally, 1,234 minutes of tremor and two explosions,” the National Center for Disaster Prevention said.
“CENAPRED urges NOT TO GO NEAR the volcano e especially at the craterdue to the danger inherent in falling ballistic fragments”, have delimited by the agency. The exclusion radius is 12 kilometers.
“CENAPRED strongly reiterates the recommendation NOT TO CLIMB to the crater of the volcano, since there is the possibility that explosions occur, as seen on several occasions in the past, resulting in the emission of luminous fragments. Therefore, compliance with the 12km exclusion radius is insisted on,” the Center continued.
“Also, in case of heavy rains, stay away from the bottom of ravines for the danger of mudslides and debris,” added CENAPRED.
three days ago, helike fumaroles forced to temporarily suspend operations at the two airports serving Mexico City,
“Its intensity has decreased, even the ash it emits is less (…), we are day and night earringsthat there is no alarm, we are watching,” the president said earlier, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
“Remove and remove the fire”, the testimony of the inhabitants of the Popocatépetl volcano
“Already last night I slept a little better because in the other three days the house vibrated the windows, the door and the noise seemed to be alarming,” said Francisca de los Santos, 56, on Tuesday in the city of Santiago Xalitzintla, in the state of Puebla, where the fall is recorded of ash.
With masks to prevent respiratory conditions due to the inhalation of this material, the woman, like most of the inhabitants of the region next to “Popo”You are not going to leave your home.
“We’re used to it, but it always scares us a little” because “I was take out and remove the fire“, he added, alluding to the incandescence which can be seen at night.
The volcano increased nocturnal activity last Friday with moderate exhalations and explosions, accompanied by the emission of ash and incandescent fragments near the crater.
As a result, operations at Benito Juárez and Felipe Ángeles airports, as well as Puebla airport, the region most affected by the ash, were suspended for a few hours on Saturday.
The eruptive process of Popocatépetl it was reactivated in December 1994. The heightened alert has forced authorities and relief agencies to prepare personnel, evacuation teams and shelters in case of an emergency.
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