Popocatépetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update
Thursday Oct 11, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
Between 9-10 Oct, the number of weak explosions rose to 29. Three larger ones were noted on 10 Oct at 11:16, 13:22 and 14:52 local time, the first of which produced an ash plume rising 1.5 km.
Between 10-11 Oct, 35 emissions were recorded of mostly week intensity, the larger ones being at 08:14 and 10:55 on 11 Oct.
Monday, Oct 08, 2012
Activity has been very low compared to previous days. During the last 24 h, 4 low-intensity exhalations occurred and were accompanied by weak continuous emission of water vapor and gas. During the night, incandescence was observed on the crater. Additionally, yesterday at 17:32 h local time, a volcanic quake of magnitude 1.2 occurred. [more]
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
No significant changes in activity: 18 weak explosions occurred between 5-6 Oct and the volcano produces a strong SO2 plume. [more]
Friday, Oct 05, 2012
During the last 24 h (4-5 Oct), the monitoring system of the Popocatepetl volcano registered 32 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam and gas and with slight amounts of ash. Yesterday at 11:24 h, 14:27 h, 15:28 h and 17:57 h local time, there were explosions with ash plumes that reached a height of 1 km above the crater and drifted NW and SW. ... [more]
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]
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.