EOS Alerts 4-3-2019
Mexico: CENAPRED Issues Warning Following Volcanic Activity at Popocatepetl
On 3 March, the Popocatepetl Volcano emitted 46 exhalations of water vapor, gas and ash associated with five explosions and related tremors. Subsequently, the National Centre for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED) issued a warning over the increase in volcanic activity. Local authorities have also issued a yellow alert (the second-highest level on a three-tier scale) and implemented a security perimeter in a 12-kilometer radius of the crater. Volcanic activity is expected to continue in the coming days. As of 4 March, no evacuation orders have been issued. However, ongoing ash emissions could cause health complications and result in disruptions to travel.