Popocatépetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update
Monday Aug 13, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
Activity remains low. About 1 weak eruption per hour has been observed during the past day by CENAPRED. SO2 emissions remain high (which is typical for Popo during phases of activity).
Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
Only 3 weak explosions were observed during 9 hours of recent observation. The volcano is emitting a significant steam and gas plume with lots of SO2. [more]
Saturday, Aug 11, 2012
During the past day, activity has remained low. Popo produced about 1 weak explosion per hour emitting mostly steam. A significant SO2 plume was visible on NOOA's satellite image of yesterday. Seismic recordings are currently suffering malfunctioning, but don't suggest much activity. [more]
Friday, Aug 10, 2012
During the past 24 hours, 17 weak explosions occurred, and a constant steam and gas plume is rising. Glow is visible at night. [more]
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]
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.