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Popocatépetl Vulkan
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Aktueller Status: Ausbruch (4 von 5)
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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 volcano (Central Mexico) activity update

Donnerstag Jan 03, 2013 11:05 | VON: T

The number of steam and gas emissions has decreased to only 8 recorded during 2-3 Jan, but glow is still being observed at night.
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Dienstag, Jan 01, 2013
The number of small steam-, gas- and sometimes ash emissions averages 1-2 per hour. Glow remains visible at night. [mehr]
Small explosion during the night 28-29 Dec
Sonntag, Dez 30, 2012
The rate of small explosions and steam-ash emissions remains at moderate levels with 1-2 events per hour (39 during 28-29 Dec). Glow remains visible at night. [mehr]
Small explosion during the night 28-29 Dec
Sonntag, Dez 30, 2012
The rate of small explosions and steam-ash emissions remains at moderate levels with 1-2 events per hour (39 during 28-29 Dec). Glow remains visible at night. [mehr]
Freitag, Dez 28, 2012
The number of gas, steam and sometimes ash emissions has dropped to only about 1-2 per hour, but otherwise, the volcano's activity remains unchanged. [mehr]
Crater glow on this morning
Mittwoch, Dez 26, 2012
During 24-25 Dec, the number of emission (72) has risen again to about 3 per hour, and some of them were moderate in size and produced small ash plumes. ... [mehr]

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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