Saturday, March 10, 2012

GLOBAL VOLCANISM: Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico Registers 12 Exhalations in the Last 24 Hours!

The drills continue in all the communities surrounding the volcano Popocatepetl, said the director of Civil Protection, Jesus Morales Rodriguez, who said that the drills also permanently in the area.

The state official said they were locking according to the Special Plan Popocatepetl, where they indicated that the performance of the drills are performed at least once every 15 days, at random to participate all communities. And is it mentioned that these actions are taken proactively and keeping the residents of these communities do not know when to develop the simulation to verify the conditions and reaction of those involved. According to the website of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED) the light is in phase two, in yellow, so that the conditions of the volcano are normal.

It also discloses that in the last 24 hours, 11:00 hours, Popocatepetl has registered 12 exhalations of low intensity, accompanied by water and gas emissions, without major changes. Because the probability remains moderate exhalations emission of ash and a slight glow seen at night, is recomida the Civil Protection Directorate maintain, radio up to 12 km from the volcano, keep traffic controlled between Santiago and San Pedro Nexapa Xalitzintla via Paso de Cortes. Finally, we asked to keep preventivitos procedures and operational plans, while the public is asked to stay attentive to the official information that is disseminated.
- Sexenio Puebla. [Translated]

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