Cenapred National Center for Natural Disaster Prevention reported on Thursday the eruption of the largest Mexican volcano Popocatepetl, a column of ash reached a height of 3 kilometers.
“At 6 hours 33 minutes an explosion was recorded with a moderate ash content, the column had a height of 3 kilometers with a direction to the northeast. The yellow level of danger remains, phase 2. It is strongly recommended not to approach the volcano,” a Cenapred report said on Twitter.
In the photographs of the Popokatepetl surveillance cameras after the morning explosion, the top of the volcano is covered with red-hot eruption products. Authorities prohibit approaching the crater closer than 12 kilometers.
The second phase of the “yellow level” of anxiety does not involve the evacuation or termination of work in the area of the volcano.