The activity of Popocatépetl has been marked in the last 24 hours by 43 low-level exhalations, accompanied by water vapor, gas and a little content of ash. Seismicity level, there are 12 minutes of harmonic tremor of low amplitude.
An explosion was observed on March 18 at 21:38 local. A plume of 1,200 meters above the summit and incandescent projections over 2,500 meters on the flanks of the volcano marked the episode. Ash falls are reported on the city of Puebla.
The activity remains within the framework of the alert Amarillo fase 2.
In Costa Rica, Poas has erupted on March 18 from 00h local. The eruption was accompanied by a plume of ash 200 meters above the crater, and continued during the day.
The ashes were pushed by a wind varying between the southwest and the west.
On the island of Bali, despite the ash eruptions at Agung on March 17 at 8am and 10.30am, which were accompanied by ash plumes 500-600 meters above the summit, the ceremonies of Panca Wali Krama, which held every ten years, continued at Besakih Temple.
The temple is located outside the danger zone of 4 km radius, which should not affect the course of the ritual intended to rebalance the natural environment of the island.
Agung's alert level remains at Level III, the second highest of the four levels, and as such, Agung's climb is still not allowed.
In addition, the PVMBG urged riverside communities upstream of the volcano to remain vigilant about the potential secondary threat of mudslides and lahars.
On March 18th, the seismic network recorded a blast earthquake and a superficial volcanic earthquake.
Sources: Bali Coconuts & PVMBG