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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL EM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

dimanche oct. 13, 2019 05:30 | AUTEUR : VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX21 at 05:25 UTC, 13/10/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191013/0523Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/968

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM

OBS VA DTG: 13/0506Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1909 W09849 - N1904 W09838
- N1858 W09838 - N1904 W09851 - N1909 W09849 MOV
NW 10-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/1100Z SFC/FL190 N1915 W09913
- N1905 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1905 W09915 -
N1915 W09913

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/1700Z SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 13/2300Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: AT THE MOMENT VA IS CONFINED TO A SMALL AREA
UP TO 8 NM W OF THE SUMMIT. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20191013/1130Z

Actualités précédentes
samedi, oct. 12, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 . ... [details]
samedi, oct. 12, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
samedi, oct. 12, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
vendredi, oct. 11, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [details]
vendredi, oct. 11, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 . ... [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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