Popocatepetl volcano (Central Mexico), activity update: low intensity exhalations
Thursday Aug 09, 2012 09:08 AM | BY: T
CENAPRED reportss a total of 15 small-intensity "exhalations" of steam and gas, and sometimes with minor amounts of ash. Tremor at high frequency occasionally occurs in the seismic signal.
Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012
During 1-7 August seismicity at Popocatépetl indicated continuing gas-and-steam emissions that may have contained ash during 4-6 August; cloud cover prevented observations during most of this period. Incandescence from the crater was periodically observed. ... [more]
A moderately strong explosion occurred yesterday 7 Aug at 17:58 local time and produced a steam and ash column rising 4 km, and drifting W-SW, CENAPRED reported. ... [more]
Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012
CENAPRED reports 9 small to moderate explosions during 11-20:00 on 6 Aug. ... [more]
Saturday, Aug 04, 2012
The activity at Popocatépetl remains at low to moderate levels compared to previous weeks. ... [more]
Wednesday, Aug 01, 2012
Popocatépetl's activity is relatively low. Only 14 weak emissons of mostly steam were recorded on 31 July during 24 hours, and there appears to be no significant seismic activity. Glow is still visible from the summit, but less than before. [more]
Volcán Popocatépetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano. The glacier-clad stratovolcano contains a steep-walled, 250-450 m deep crater. The generally symmetrical volcano is modified by the sharp-peaked Ventorrillo on the NW, a remnant of an earlier volcano.