A surveillance camera has captured the spectacular image left by the explosion of the Popocatépetl volcano, one of the most active in Mexico, which is why it constitutes one of the highest risk in the entire country. The explosion of the Popocatépetl volcano, which is located southeast of Mexico City, has revealed the lenticular (lens-shaped) cloud over the volcano, the main concern for residents of neighboring areas in Morelos, Puebla and the state from Mexico.
According to the registry of the Government of Mexico, through the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) together with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 33 exhalations have been detected on Tuesday, accompanied by water vapor, gases and sometimes slight amounts of ash. Additionally, nine minutes of low-amplitude, high-frequency tremors have been recorded, as well as a volcanotectonic earthquake with magnitude 1.5.
With an approximate area of 285,000 hectares and 5,426 meters above sea level, this volcano is the second highest in Mexico, only surpassed by Pico de Orizaba.
The alert traffic light for the Popocatépetl volcano is in phase 2 yellow, which means that some minor to moderate explosions are expected, tremor (earthquake caused by magma) of variable amplitude, light to moderate ash rains in surrounding towns and in some more distant cities, expulsion of incandescent fragments within the exclusion radius of 12 kilometers and the possibility of lahars (flow of sediment and water) going down the ravines, due to the accumulation of ash on the slopes and their interaction with the expected rains in the coming weeks and possibility of pyroclastic flows that do not reach populations
The Popocatépetl volcano is a stratovolcano, which is also known as a composite volcano. It was formed from several layers of solidified lava and volcanic ash, propelled in successive volcanic explosions. There are perennial glaciers near the mouth of the cone. These types of volcanoes are characterized by having a pronounced conical shape and being composed of alternating layers of viscous lava, volcanic ash, and pyroclastic flows. In addition, since it is a stratovolcano, two types of eruptions can occur, in which periods of flowing lava flows alternate with others of explosive volcanic activity.
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