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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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 volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS.

So, 16. Dez 2018, 13:15
13:15 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX24 at 13:00 UTC, 16/12/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181216/1259Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/578

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA. NWP
MODELS. CIMSS VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 16/1230Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1909 W09808 - N1846 W09811
- N1900 W09836 - N1907 W09832 - N1909 W09808 MOV
E 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/1830Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0030Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/0630Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: INTERMITTENT VA PUFFS CONTINUE. LATEST
SMALL PUFF SEEN IN WEBCAM AND VOLCAT IMAGERY. VA
MOV E. ...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181216/1900Z

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So, 16. Dez 2018, 10:24
Eruption of Popocatepetl last evening (image: Webcams de Mexico / CENAPRED webcam)
Another very strong explosion, similar to the one a week ago, occurred last night at 18:57 local time. ... alles lesen

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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