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Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico is showing signs of increased activity since November 19, 2018. The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale). Residents and tourists are advised not to go near the volcano, especially near the crater, and stay away from ravines.
In 24 hours to 17:00 UTC, November 20, Popocatepetl volcano monitoring network recorded 113 low-intensity exhalations and one explosion at 18:24 UTC, November 19.
A sequence of earthquakes related to the movements of lava was registered after 13:30 LT, November 20 as well as an increase in the amplitude of the tremor after 16:10 LT.
This was accompanied by an emission of steam, gas and small amounts of ash, drifting to the northeast, CENAPRED said in an update released 05:50 UTC, November 21.
The Alert Level remains at Yellow, Phase Two (middle level on a three-color scale).
¡Buenos días! Así la actividad del Volcán #Popocatépetl esta madrugada, arrojando material incandescente de vez en vez. Vista San Nicolás de los Ranchos #Puebla. Vía @jabed1 @Popocatepetl_MX— Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico) November 21, 2018
Continúa el pulso eruptivo efusivo del #Volcán #Popocatépetl esta noche en México, emisión de gases y cenizas con pequeñas explosiones y material incandescente.— Geól. Sergio Almazán (@chematierra) November 21, 2018
Nov 20/23:40h#CENAPRED exhorta a NO ACERCARSE al volcán
Alerta en Amarillo Fase2 pic.twitter.com/fTA2vkuK9d
El domo del #Popocatépetl se expandió 2.5 km en espera expulsión de lava.— Informe Sismico (@InformeSismico) November 21, 2018
Nos reporta contacto que estén pendientes de la orden de evacuación los que vivan en zonas aledañas. #MochilaDeEmergencia pic.twitter.com/JvU9FbO6x7
#Volcán #Popocatépetl nos reportan un derrumbe en el interior al rededor de las 21:01 hrs., también indican truenos en el cráter y desde la Amecameca logran observar lava.— Informe Sismico (@InformeSismico) November 21, 2018
Tomar precauciones los que viven en zonas aledañas. Recuerden tener su #MochilaDeEmergencia pic.twitter.com/iyn4xnTXff
Located 60 km (37 miles) SE of Mexico City, frequent historical eruptions have been reported from Popocatépetl going back to the 14th century, GVP said in April 2018 bulletin report.
Activity increased in the mid-1990s after about 50 years of quiescence, and the current eruption, which has been ongoing since January 2005, has included frequent ash plumes and numerous episodes of lava-dome growth and destruction within the 500-m-wide (1 640 feet) summit caldera.
Featured image: Popocatepetl volcano on November 19, 2018. Credit: CENAPRED
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