Popocatépetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update: constant steaming
Friday Aug 10, 2012 10:06 AM | BY: T
During the past 24 hours, 17 weak explosions occurred, and a constant steam and gas plume is rising. Glow is visible at night.
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012
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. [more]
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]
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.