At 04:26 the explosion occurred with a low ash content and the height of the column was determined 1100 m towards the southwest.
Civil protection authorities urged residents not to approach the volcano due to the strong activity it has recorded in recent days.
In recent days, through the observation systems of the Popocatépetl volcano, about a hundred sapphires have been detected, accompanied by water vapor, volcanic gases and light amounts of ash.
In addition to minor eruptions, three were recorded last Wednesday at 1:33 p.m., 5:08 p.m. and 6:42 p.m., and one this Thursday at 4:44 a.m. Also, 27 minutes of high-frequency tremors were recorded. .
For these reasons, the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) urged not to approach the volcano, especially the crater, due to the risk of ballistic fragments falling, and in case of heavy rain, to stay away from the valley bottoms due to the danger of mudflows and debris.
On September 19, after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake in Colcumen, Michoacan, the Mexico City Secretariat for Comprehensive Management of Risks and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) reported that Popocatépetl volcano activity increased slightly and ash fall was expected in Mexico City.
At 5:05 p.m. on Monday, September 19, the second phase of the Volcanic Alert Signal was activated.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC) asked people to take extreme precautions in the event of ash fall from the large volcano, and also stressed the importance of knowing the effects that are generated in the body.
“Ashes are particles produced by the fragmentation of rocks during eruptions and have a size of less than 2 mm. He noted that its effects can go unnoticed and persist for a long time, even after the eruption has ended.
The affected areas of the respiratory tract range from the area outside the chest such as the nose, mouth and throat. Tracheal area including the trachea and bronchi. As well as the alveolar region in the lungs and alveoli.
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