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Popocatépetl volcan
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Condition actuelle: en éruption (4 sur 5)
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Eruptions du volcan 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
Style éruptif tipique:
Dominant explosif, construction de dômes de lave. Eruptions pliniennes à des intervalles de plusieurs siècles ou de quelques milliers d'années, vulcanien et activité strombolienne dans phases intermittentes.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico) activity update: slight increase of activity

lundi janv. 13, 2014 16:17 | AUTEUR : T

Small ash emission from Popocatépetl yesterday
Small ash emission from Popocatépetl yesterday
Activity at the volcano has increased a bit. The number of steam/gas/sometimes ash emissions rose to 11 (from averages of 2-3). The strongest explosions produced small ash plumes rising up to approx 1 km yesterday. CENAPRED also recorded a small volcano-tectonic earthquake of magnitude 2.3 yesterday.
During some periods of the night incandescence was observed over the crater.
Actualités précédentes
Glow from Popocatépetl at night
jeudi, janv. 09, 2014
Volcanic activity remains low. CENAPRED only counts few (2-5) weak explosive emissions per day. Glow and continuous degassing still indicate that magma is being supplied to the crater, and justify the continued alert level Yellow Phase 2. [details]
Degassing plume from Popocatépetl yesterday
jeudi, janv. 02, 2014
No significant activity has occurred over the past 2 weeks. ... [details]
lundi, déc. 09, 2013
Activity has remained unchanged. Almost no explosions have occurred recently, only a (significant) gas plume. [details]
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl yesterday (NOAA)
vendredi, déc. 06, 2013
Strong degassing with high SO2 content and glow from the crater characterize the current activity. There have been almost no explosive emissions during the past 24 hrs, as the following 24hr time-lapse video illustrates: ... [details]
Small steam / gas emission from Popocatépetl yesterday
jeudi, déc. 05, 2013
The rate of emissions has dropped to 2 over 24 hours yesterday. Only small steam and gas plumes were erupted. Weak summit glow can be observed at night. [details]

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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