Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): abundant ash emissions followed strong bursting yesterday
A vigorous bursting of dense ash and gas emissions occurred from the summit crater in the early morning yesterday. The continuous eruption lasted several dozen minutes, generating an ash-rich billowing column to estimated 25,000 ft (7,600 m) in the southeast direction.
Strong vulcanian-sizes explosions continue to take place by throwing a large amount of incandescent lava fragments from the summit vent onto the variously oriented slopes.
Seismic records registered 1089 minutes of volcano-tectonic tremor and 19 ongoing emissions of water vapor, gas and ash over the past 24 hours.
An observation drone flight was carried out this morning above the volcano's summit. Heavy tephra fresh deposits accumulation of black ash, lapilli and bombs were detected and seem filling the crater with fragmented material as vigorous eruptions continue.
The crater area of the volcano remains closed for climbing as the risk of being caught in sudden explosions is very high. People are advised to avoid the crater area within a 12 km radius. Additionally, the warning bulletin states that lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilize fresh ashfall deposits.
Source: Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres volcano activity update 26 May 2023
A drone flight over the volcano and ash-rich emissions this morning (source: El Universal)
Dron de la Secretaría de la Marina capta el cráter del PopocatépetlLas imágenes, que corresponden a la situación actual, dejan ver, como pocas veces, el corazón del volcán#VIDEO: ESPECIAL pic.twitter.com/PsmDgHDf79— El Universal (@El_Universal_Mx) May 26, 2023
A strong powerful ash bursting yesterday (source: Volcaholic/twitter)
El Popo first thing this morning. Very very ashy and has been the same since dawn Speed X10#Popocatépetl #Mexico #Volcan #volcano #eruption #AmarilloFase3 Source: Webcams de Mexico & CENAPRED pic.twitter.com/XrMhvWTr8O— Volcaholic (@volcaholic1) May 25, 2023
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