Popocatepetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update
Monday Oct 15, 2012 12:05 PM | BY: T
During the night glow was observed at the crater which increased when major exhalations occurred. Otherwise, the volcano was producing a steam plume drifting west. On satellite imagery, a strong SO2 emission remains visible.
Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
23 exhalations of low to medium intensity with steam and sometimes ash emissions occurred during 13-14 Oct, the most important at 19:01 pm local time on 13 Oct and at 09:57 h today. The latter produced a column that moved 1.5 km west-southwest and was noted by VAAC. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
The explosion frequency and size has been increasing over the past 2 days. ... [more]
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]
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.