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Popocatépetl vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Popocatépetl vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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
Typical eruption style:
Dominant explosieve, bouw van lavakoepels. Pliniaanse uitbarstingen met tussenpozen van enkele eeuwen of enkele duizenden jaren vulkanische en Stromboli activiteit in intermitterende fasen.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Friday May 29, 2020 08:15 AM | DOOR: VN

Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..

FVXX22 at 08:12 UTC, 29/05/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200529/0808Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/560

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 29/0751Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1901 W09837 - N1847 W09829
- N1849 W09840 - N1900 W09838 - N1901 W09837 MOV
S 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1400Z SFC/FL190 N1900 W09838
- N1900 W09837 - N1840 W09834 - N1840 W09841 -
N1900 W09838

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/2000Z SFC/FL190 N1859
W09837 - N1859 W09836 - N1830 W09833 - N1831
W09844 - N1859 W09837

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0200Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: THREE VA EMS OBSD IN WEBCAM AT 0700Z, 0727Z,
AND 0745Z. VA OBSD BY G16 AFTR WX CLDS DISPD. FL
BASED ON 00Z MMMX RADIOSONDE AND NWP MDL FCSTS,
WHICH FCST LTLCG IN WINDS THRU T+12HRS. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200529/1415Z

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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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