Updated: 11/27/2018 6:34:33 AM
Authorities in Morelos are on high alert due to heightened activity at the Popocatepetl volcano.
Aerial inspections of the volcano's crater have found that a lava dome has formed inside it, a condition that poses an elevated risk for the towns nearby.
Over the last 48 hours,Civil Protection officials have kept the volcano under close observation as it expelled ash and water vapor.
Two explosions this morning sent ash into 10 municipalities in Puebla.
Civil Protection Chief Enrique Clement Gallardo said that if volcanic activity continues to increase, towns located near the volcano will be evacuated Previous volcanic explosions have released incandescent matter and present a deadly risk.
Updated: 11/17/2018 6:40:26 AM
In the last 24 hours, the Popocatepetl volcano recorded 62 exhalations accompanied by water vapor, gas and ash, 5 explosions and 784 minutes of harmonic tremors, according to the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred). During the night there was visibility, however, no incandescence was observed. At the time of this report it was observed that the emissions are dispersed towards the northwest," the agency said in its most recent report. They stressed that in case of heavy rains, you should move away from the bottoms of ravines by the danger of landslides and mud flows and indicated that Popocatepetl remains in Phase 2 Yellow.
Published Friday, November 16, 2018
Popocatepetl volcano has erupted, with smoke visible across the state of Puebla. Residents have been warned not to travel within seven-and-a-half miles of the active volcano.
Witnesses reported an "explosion" at around 5pm BST before smoke and ash began billowing out of the volcano.
Popocatepetl volcano eruption Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Red
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