Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): glowing lava bombs covered summit area
The CENAPRED's surveillance cameras observed several vulcanian-type explosions over the past 24 hours, of which a powerful one generated glowing hot lava fragments showering most of the upper edifice, including the summit cone. The eruption took place shortly after a midnight yesterday. A released ash was carried to approx. 6,7 km elevation and drifted east direction.
Furthermore, 131 passive emissions of water vapor, gas and ash (venting) were detected.
The seismic network recorded 15 minutes of internal high and low frequency tremor.
The crater area of the volcano remains closed for climbing as the risk of being caught in sudden explosions is very high. The alert status remains unchanged at Yellow Phase 2.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 16 March 2023
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