Popocatepetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update: increasing exlosions
Friday Oct 05, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
During the night glow was observed above the crater of the volcano.
In the early hours of today (03:49 h) there was an explosive emission of steam and ash that reached a height of about 2 km above the crater. At 08:03 this morning (local time) another explosionproduced as small ash plume drifting SW.
So far there have been no reports of ash fall in nearby areas around the volcano.
Thursday, Oct 04, 2012
During the last 24 h, CENAPRED recorded 12 low-intensity explosions mainly of steam and gas. ... [more]
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]
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.