Volcano news: Popocatepetl Volcano (Mexico)
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
Popocatépetl volcano (Central Mexico) activity update: steam and gas emissions, small ash eruptions, crater glow
CENAPRED reported that during 22-28 February steam-and-gas emissions rose from Popocatépetl and crater incandescence was observed at night. Ash plumes rose 500-900 m above the crater during 22-24 February. ...more
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012
1-5 weak steam and ash eruptions per day, incandescence observed at night from the crater
Popocatepetl volcano (Mexiko) activity update: low-intensity exhalations, incandescence at the volcano
In the last 24 hours the monitoring system of Popocatepetl volcano registered 21 exhalations accompanied by low-level emissions of steam and gas. The most important took place yesterday at 11:46 h, 16:21 h, 19:34 h, 20:24 h today at 02:53 h were accompanied by ash. ...more
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
Steam-and-gas emissions with small amounts of ash observed on 14 February. Crater incandescence observed during the morning of 8 and 14 February.
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
Popocatépetl volcano (Mexiko) activity update: occasional explosions, incandescence observed from summit lava dome on 29 and 31 January
Saturday, Jan 28, 2012
Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
11-17 January steam-and-gas emissions rose from Popocatépetl volcano. The plumes contained small amounts of ash during 13-17 January. Crater incandescence was observed at night during 16-17 January.
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
Popocatépetl volcano (Mexiko) activity update: intermittent small to medium ash eruptions, sometimes strombolian activity
CENAPRED reported that during 4-10 January steam-and-gas emissions rose from Popocatépetl; the plumes contained small amounts of ash during 4-5 January and 8-10 January. On 5 January two explosions generated incandescence in the crater.
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.