Popocatepetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update
Thursday Oct 04, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
Yesterday, at 17:31 h local time, an explosion produced an ash plume that reached a height of 1 km above the crater and drifted northwest (see picture), today at 04:08 h and 07:40 h local time there were 2 similar explosions with ash reaching heights of between 800 m and 1 km above the crater.
Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
Only 7 weak explosions were recorded between 2 Oct and yesterday. Glow is still visible at night. [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
During the last 24 h between 1-2 Oct, 26 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas were detected, a number more than double compared to the previous day. The most important occurred at 04:05 and 4:28 h local times. On 1 Oct, a shallow volcanic earthquake of magnitude 1.5 occurred at 13:54 h. Additionally, there have been various pulses of low amplitude harmonic tremor that have added up to a total of 1 h 45 min. (CENAPRED) [more]
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
During the last 24 h (before 11 am local time 1 Oct), CENAPRED recorded 9 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas. The most important occurred at 15:49 h in the afternoon yesterday and this morning at 05:19 h (local times). ... [more]
Monday, Oct 01, 2012
About 1 weak explosion every 2 hours were recorded during the past 24 hours and crater glow is visible at night. The steam plume was less pronounced and only about 700 m high yesterday morning. [more]
Sunday, Sep 30, 2012
6 weak explosions occurred during the 24 hour interval 28-29 Sep, and a steam plume is rising about 1.5 km above the crater. [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.