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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°WCurrent status
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| ReportsPopocatépetl volcano videosPopocatépetl volcano books | ToursErupciones del volcán 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-ongoingTypical eruption style:
Dominantemente explosiva, construcción de domos de lava. Erupciones plinianas a intervalos de varios siglos o pocos miles de años, registró y actividad estromboliana en fases intermitentes.Últimos terremotos cercanosLatest satellite imagesSentinel hub
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 22:00
Wed, 30 Jan 2019, 06:00
Tue, 29 Jan 2019, 19:15
Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 07:58
Eruption of Popocatepetl 22 Jan 2019 evening (image: Webcams de Mexico / CENAPRED webcam)
The volcano has been particularly active recently. A series of very strong explosions occurred on Tuesday (22 Jan 2019) which destroyed the most recent lava dome that had accumulated in the summit crater. ...màs
Thu, 24 Jan 2019, 07:00
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 19:15
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 11:00
Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 04:15
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 08:45
Sat, 19 Jan 2019, 05:30
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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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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