The Colossus of Puebla was doing its thing today. Here is CENAPRED‘s 11 a.m. bulletin in English:
June 15 11:00 h (June 15, 16:00 GMT)
In the last 24 hours, the monitoring system at Popocatepetl registered 38 low-intensity exhalations, they were accompanied by water vapor, gas, and some of them by small amounts of ash. There were also three explosions, which occurred yesterday at 17:16 h(local) that was accompanied by a plume of ash 1.5km in height ( (see image 1) (see image 2), at 17:27 h (local)which produced a column of ash nearly 3km in height (see image 3) (see image 4) and today at 7:16h (local) and reach the 2km in height (see image 5) (see image 6).
Aditionally, yesterday 13:55h (local) a vulcanotectonic microseism of magnitud 2.3 was detected. Also, low-amplitude harmonic tremors were detected about 3 hours and high frequency tremors were detected, accumulating about 2 hours.
At the time of this report there is no visibility towards the volcano, but earlier this morning it could be seen with a slight plume of steam and gas (see image 7).
The Volcanic Alert Level is at Yellow, Phase 2.
CENAPRED places particular emphasis in the following recommendations:
1. Access is restricted within a radius of 12 km from the crater. Permanence in this area is not allowed.
2. The road between Santiago Xalitzintla (Puebla) and San Pedro Nexapa (Mexico State), including Paso de Cortes, is open only to controlled traffic.
3. To the authorities of Civil Protection, maintain preventive procedures, according to operative plans.
4. To the population, be aware of the official information emmited.
Popocatepetl Volcano is monitored continuously 24 hours a day.