A strong explosion from the Popocatepetl volcano has covered the sky with ash, causing the population to be on alert.
The National Center for Disaster Prevention, Cenapred, reported that the volcano recorded two moderate explosions around 2:50 a.m.
local time, which were captured by cameras and webcams.
The volcano released incandescent material followed by a large amount of smoke and ash.
The Popocatepetl volcanic alert traffic light is in Amarillo phase 2 due to the possibility of sporadic explosions.
The most significant explosions occurred at 2:25 p.m.
on Monday, and the eruptive column was accompanied by volcanic gases, water vapor, and small amounts of ash.
The wind has been constant, displacing volcanic gases towards the southwest zone of the Valley of Mexico.
Authorities recommend covering the nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or face mask, cleaning eyes and throat with pure water, using frame glasses, and staying at home.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection has urged people not to ascend to the volcano’s crater due to the possibility of explosions, incandescent fragments, and the danger of mud and debris flows during heavy rains.