As a result of the increment in the volcanic activity in the Popocatepetl volcano, since 2000 military personnel carry out inspections in the risky area in the surroundings of the volcano, to apply the plan Popocatepetl to towns in the states of Puebla, Morelos, Mexico, Tlaxcala and D.F.), with a radio of security of 12 kilometers.
In February 2002, this volcano showed some activity, so military personnel carry out activities of supervision and vigilance in the place, they are ready to apply the Plan Colima. “Plan Colima”.
The volcano is currently in the explosive phase, phase C (high probability of occurrence), a 7.7-kilometer exclusion zone for the states of Jalisco and Colima is permanently maintained. A warning preventive radio of 11.5 kilometers from the volcano is maintained.
In accordance with the geographical position, Mexico undergoes earthquakes ranging in intensity. As a consequence, military personnel are constantly ready to act in support of civil population when and earthquakes appears.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 09:43|