Popocatepetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update
At 22:30 h, the number of explosions increased to become near continuous. Glowing bombs were ejected up to 700 m distance from the crater and an ash column drifted to the northeast. This process was accompanied by continuous volcanic tremor.
At the moment, the intensity of the eruption is decreasing again, and CENAPRED reports no significant changes in other monitored parameters. Similar peaks in activity have occurred several times since last year and still fall within the current status level of "Yellow Phase 2",- moderate emissions, sometimes with ash plumes and sporadic explosions with incandescent fragments thrown to a short distance from the crater.
Light ash fall is expected in the towns of Santiago Xalitzintla, San Nicolas de los Ranchos, San Andrés Calpan, Huejotzingo. (CENAPRED)