February 6, 2016 - MEXICO - Popocatepetl volcano record in the last 17 hours of low intensity exhalations accompanied by steam and gas, and vulcanotectónico earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 1.7, according to the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenpared).
Also three explosions of low intensity, the most important at 3:32 pm on Saturday, which produced an ash column height of about 800 meters (2,624 feet) above the crater, moving east.
According to the latest report monitoring body within the Ministry of Interior, during yesterday Friday a continuous emission of steam and gas was observed.
Meanwhile, as of this morning and so far this report has been a slight emission of steam and gas that spread east winds.
The Cenapred urged not to approach the volcano, especially the crater, the danger of falling ballistic fragments, so that the traffic light Volcanic Alert remains at Yellow Phase 2.
At this stage the planned scenarios are to continue small-scale explosive activity at intermediate, rains of ash mild to moderate in nearby towns to register, and the possibility of pyroclastic flows and mudflows short range.
WATCH: Spectacular eruption at Popocatepetl volcano.
Therefore recommended to continue the established safety radius 12 kilometers, so stay in that area is not permitted, as well as maintaining the controlled transit between San Pedro and Santiago Xalitzintla Nexapa via Paso de Cortes.
A Civil Protection authorities suggested to keep their preventive procedures, according to their operational plans, and the public to be alert to the official information disseminated. - El Economista. [Translated]