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26 juill. 2019 | 12h42 UTC

Mexico: Popocatépetl volcano erupts twice July 25

Mexico Alerte de sécurité

Popocatépetl volcano erupts twice on July 25; alert issued to prepare evacuation

TIMEFRAME expected from 26/7/2019, 12h00 until 29/7/2019, 11h59 (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Popocatepetl

Event

Popocatépetl volcano has erupted twice on Friday, July 25, after one week of activity. Authorities have alerted residents in the area to be prepared for evacuations. Landslides and fragments of flying rock remain a danger due to volcanic material from the eruptions, such as water vapor, ash, and other debris. For the moment, the warning level is at yellow phase 2, indicating no imminent danger.

Context

Popocatépetl volcano is located 70 km (44 mi) away from the capital Mexico City, is the second largest volcano in North America.

Advice

Individuals present in the affected area are advised to avoid the vicinity of the volcano, monitor the situation, adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders), and wear respiratory masks and covering clothing to protect skin from ashfall.

 

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