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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)
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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 Vulkan stößt Aschenwolke aus

Dienstag Apr 16, 2019 00:00 | VON: VN
Das Warnzentrum für Vulkanasche VAAC Washington brachte folgende Meldung heraus: ONGOING VA EMS.

Originaltext:
FVXX20 at 23:47 UTC, 15/04/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190415/2344Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/341

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.


ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 15/2336Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL210 N1914 W09829 - N1908 W09825
- N1859 W09837 - N1903 W09837 -
N1914 W09829 MOV
NE 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0530Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/1130Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1730Z
NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA FROM EARLIER EM BECOMING TOO FAINT TO
DISCERN. A NEW
RECENT PUFF NOTED IN WEBCAM AND
STLT IMAGERY MOV NE. ...LEE

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190416/0545Z

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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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