Popocatépetl starts New Year 2021 with an active fumarole; watch video

In the last 24 hours, the volcano Popocatepetl it emitted 106 exhalations, and had 980 minutes of tremor and a “little” explosion. Photo: Cuartoscuro.

The volcano Popocatepetl, whose name in Nahuatl means “smoking hill”, started the New Year 2021 with active fumaroles that transport columns of “water vapor, gas and sometimes ash”, which have reached a maximum height of 300 meters, in addition to the traffic light volcanic alert is in yellow phase 2, according to the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC).

Through a post on Twitter, which so far has 254 “likes”, and which has been shared at least 106 times, the CNPC added that the volcano Popocatepetl it had an explosion at 03:14 hours on Friday, January 1, 2020, an outbreak in which “some incandescent fragments could be observed at a short distance from the crater.” He asked to be aware of their reports.

The volcano Popocatepetl It is located in the territorial limits of:

  • Puebla.
  • Morelos.
  • Mexico state.

In addition, in the last 24 hours, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) commented that the volcano Popocatepetl it had 106 exhalations, 980 minutes of tremor (a characteristic earthquake of volcanoes, caused by the movement of magma), and a small explosion, for which “citizens are exhorted to”NO approach the volcano ” Popocatepetl.

The latest about him Popocatepetl

In October 2020, a flyby of the volcano PopocatepetlTo verify its conditions, he discovered an internal crater with a diameter of between 360 and 390 meters, as well as an approximate depth of 120 to 170 meters, a depth that has fragments of volcanic material of various sizes, as well as ash. The CNPC explained that most of the ash was displaced by strong winds towards Atlixco, Puebla.

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