The Popocatépetl volcano erupted 9 times during 6 hours 16 minutes continuously, sending incandescent fragments 1,000 meters around its crater and its flanks.
Some explosions during this long period of volcanic activity sent a plume of ash and gas rising 1,000 to 1,500 meters above the crater. The monitoring system also registered 61 low-intensity exhalations, three volcanotectonic events, and 53 minutes of episodes of exhalation trains. From these 9 explosions, four occurred yesterday at 14:13, 16:54, 21:24 and 23:09 h, and the others today at 02:53, 03:05, 06:41, 09:39 and 09:45 h. Ashfalls have been reported in the area.
The activity at the volcano has no direct relationship with the earthquake of magnitude 7.1, registered on September 19 with an epicenter in the state of Puebla.