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18 Dec 2001 description

Mexico City (dpa) - Mexico's Popocateptl volcano spewed out smoke and ash Tuesday that reached 3,000 metres above the crater's base.

Residents in Mexico City, 70 kilometres southwest of the volcano, could see a white plume of smoke stretching above Popocateptl's peak, which is 5,452 metres high.

Popocateptl, about 700,000 years old, became active again in December 1994. Since then, an alert code system for inhabited areas around the volcano has remained at yellow, which means restricted access.

18 Jul 2001 description
report Xinhua

MEXICO CITY, Jul 18, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Popocatepetl volcano, 70 kilometers southeast of Mexico City, has intensified its activity in the past few days, releasing clouds of ash and steam, the National Center for Disaster Prevention said Wednesday.

04 Jan 2001 description

El Director General de Protección Civil del Estado, Miguel Ángel Hidalgo Salazar, informó este jueves que, a las 13:30 horas de este día, el volcán Popocatépetl registró un incremento en la frecuencia de tremores armónicos, por lo que se prevé la posibilidad de declarar nuevamente la alerta volcánica.

El funcionario estatal resaltó que ante tales acontecimientos, la dependencia a su cargo se encuentra en alerta y en espera de la decisión del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (Cenapred) y de la Secretaría de Gobernación, para tomar las medidas necesarias.

29 Dec 2000 description

La responsabilidad principal del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED) consiste en apoyar al Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil (SINAPROC) en los requerimientos técnicos que su operación demanda.

Como parte de sus actividades, el CENAPRED realiza permanentemente un Monitoreo y Vigilancia del Volcán Popocatépetl, y difunde imágenes del volcán y reportes actualizados en línea.

27 Dec 2000 description
report Xinhua

MEXICO CITY (Dec. 27) XINHUA - A Mexican civil protection official said Wednesday that Popocatepetl Volcano will keep on sending out ash and other materials for months or even years, and the evacuees began to return home Tuesday afternoon.

Oscar Navarro, the civil protection director, said the potentially harmful ash will cause trouble for neighboring communities.

26 Dec 2000 description

En base al informe emitido por el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres, en relación a las condiciones que guarda el Volcán Popocatépetl, el Gobernador de Morelos, Sergio Estrada Cajigal, anunció que a partir de hoy podrán regresar los habitantes de las comunidades evacuadas hace algunos días.

26 Dec 2000 description

Existen ya condiciones de seguridad para que regresen a sus comunidades las personas evacuadas. Autoridades federales, estatales y municipales implementan medidas preventivas para atender con eficacia futuras contingencias.

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26 Dec 2000 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0233
OCHA Situation Report No. 4
Mexico
Popocatépetl - Volcanic activity
26 December 2000


(source: www.bbc.co.uk)

25 Dec 2000 description

SAN PEDRO CHOLULA, Mexico, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano continued to blow off steam on Christmas day, keeping authorities on their toes and tens of thousands of evacuees away from home over the holidays.

Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred) remained on maximum alert as fears continued that the volcano could spring back to life at any moment.

Popocatepetl exploded in a shower of molten rock and sand last Monday in what some experts say was its most violent activity in centuries.

22 Dec 2000 description
report World Vision

Mexico City -- In recent weeks, volcanic activity under the volcano Popocatepetl has increased. Since Popocatepetl's first noticeable activity on December 11, the mountain has sent up eruptions of ash, smoke, and rock. A December 19 eruption of molten rock started several small forest fires on the mountain's slopes.

22 Dec 2000 description

By Karina Balderas

SAN PEDRO BENITO JUAREZ, Mexico, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, whose eruptions earlier this week forced the evacuation of some 40,000 people, is probably using two days of calm to build up to a fresh round of blasts, officials said on Thursday.

"We're in a phase where the volcano is rebuilding energy and that it will certainly release either (Friday or Saturday)," Roberto Quaas, director of Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center (Cenapred), told the Televisa network.

The snow-capped 17,884-foot …

21 Dec 2000 description


Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0232
OCHA Situation Report No. 3
Mexico
Popocatépetl - Volcanic activity
21 December 2000

(source: www.bbc.co.uk)

Summary of recent activities

21 Dec 2000 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
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20 Dec 2000 description

Versión estenográfica de la Conferencia de Prensa que ofreció la señora Martha Sahag=FAn, Coordinadora de Comunicación Social y Vocera de la Presidencia de la Rep=FAblica, en el salón Venustiano Carranza, de la residencia oficial de Los Pinos.

-Sra. Martha Sahag=FAn: Muy buenos días a todos. Perdón por el retraso.

Comentarles esta mañana que hay dos temas que nos gustaría seguir comentando con ustedes, uno es respecto al Presupuesto de Egresos de la Federación. Tenemos que esperar y ser prudentes a que termine la evaluación y las negociaciones con el Congreso.

20 Dec 2000 description
  • Muestra estabilidad el volcán Popocatépetl, sin embargo, prevalecen las condiciones de riesgo.

    - Se mantiene el rango de protección de 13 kilómetros y se fortalecen los mecanismos de coordinación interinstitucional.

    Con relación a la actividad registrada hasta este momento por el volcán Popocatépetl, la Secretaría de Gobernación informa lo siguiente:

    De acuerdo con los =FAltimos reportes proporcionados por el Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres, CENAPRED, el volcán ha mostrado durante las =FAltimas horas un comportamiento relativamente estable, sin presentar señales …

20 Dec 2000 description

As of 0130 (0730 GMT), the 19th of December,, CENAPRED has reported that Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano spewed molten rock into the sky, causing small forest fires on its slopes in Puebla state where thousands of residents had been evacuated but many others refused to leave. Television images showed explosions of light above the volcano, which is 17,884 feet high and has been increasingly active in recent days, showering several communities with ash.