Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CANAPRED) reported that 6 eruptions, 1 volcanic earthquake and 95 gas outflows occurred in Popocatepetl Volcano in the last 24 hours. It was stated that the gas and dust particles released as a result of the explosions reached a height of 3 thousand meters, while lava fell on the slopes of the volcano.
Ashfall was seen in parts of Mexico State and Mexico City near Popocatepetl Volcano. The authorities warned the residents to stay away from the volcano, stating that the possibility of lava falling and the surrounding ashes may lead to mudflow due to precipitation.
Popocatepetl, which means “the mountain that makes smoke” in the Aztec language Nahuatl, is the second largest volcano in North America with an altitude of 5452 meters. All activities of Popocatepetl, whose crater is 900 meters in diameter and 150 meters in depth, are recorded and broadcast 24 hours a day with 4 different cameras.