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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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Popocatépetl Vulkan
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Aktueller Status: Ausbruch (4 con 5) Ausbrüche des Popocatépetl
1345-47, 1354, 1363(?), 1488, 1504, 1509(?), 1512, 1518, 1519-23(?), 1528, 1530, 1539-40, 1542, 1548, 1571, 1580, 1590, 1592-94, 1642, 1663-65, 1666-67, 1697, 1720, 1802-04, 1827(?), 1834(?), 1852(?), 1919-22, 1923-24, 1925-27(?), 1933, 1942-43, 1947, 1994-95, 1996-2003, 2004-ongoing
Typische Aktivität:
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.

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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Vulkan stößt Aschenwolke aus

Mo, 5. Okt 2020, 21:30
21:30 PM | VON: VN
Satellitenbild des Popocatépetl Vulkans am  5 Oct 2020
Satellitenbild des Popocatépetl Vulkans am 5 Oct 2020
Das Warnzentrum für Vulkanasche VAAC Washington brachte folgende Meldung heraus: NO VA EM OBS.

Originaltext:
FVXX22 at 21:26 UTC, 05/10/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201005/2125Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/875

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NO VA EM OBS.

OBS VA DTG: 05/2106Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/0300Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/0900Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 06/1500Z NO VA EXP

RMK: NO VA EM OBS IN STLT OR WEBCAM. LGT STEAM
OBS IN WEBCAM UNDER CLEAR CONDITIONS. ...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Background:

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. 
At least three previous major cones were destroyed by gravitational failure during the Pleistocene, producing massive debris-avalanche deposits covering broad areas south of the volcano.  The modern volcano was constructed to the south of the late-Pleistocene to Holocene El Fraile cone.  Three major plinian eruptions, the most recent of which took place about 800 AD, have occurred from Popocatépetl since the mid Holocene, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and voluminous lahars that swept basins below the volcano.  Frequent historical eruptions, first recorded in Aztec codices, have occurred since precolumbian time.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information


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