After a slight rise in activity on 24 November, Popocatépetl was the site yesterday 25 November of 324 exhalations of low intensity. The Cenapred also recorded two volcanotectonic earthquakes at 20:02 on the 24th and at 10:06 on the 25th, respectively of magnitude 1.7 and 2.1.
The fact of the day remains the strong explosion at 9:45 local, which was accompanied by a plume, rising by jerks in a few minutes to a height of 5,000 meters above the summit crater.
The ashes scattered over an eastern sector and the municipalities of Atlixco, Cholula, Tochimilco, San Nicolás de los Ranchos, Tianguismanalco, Ocoyucan and the state of Puebla.
The explosion was followed by a continuous emission of gas and ash rising at an average altitude of 2,000 meters above the summit.
The alert level remains in Amarillo fase 2.
Source: Cenapred - UNAM