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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Thursday Sep 24, 2020 13:30 PM | DOOR: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX22 at 13:21 UTC, 24/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200924/1319Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/845

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN STLT.

OBS VA DTG: 24/1301Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1934 W09819 - N1927 W09808
- N1859 W09837 - N1901 W09838 - N1934 W09819 MOV
NE 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 24/1900Z SFC/FL200 N1956 W09808
- N1941 W09751 - N1859 W09836 - N1901 W09838 -
N1956 W09808

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/0100Z SFC/FL200 N1956
W09809 - N1941 W09751 - N1859 W09836 - N1901
W09838 - N1956 W09809

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/0700Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA PUFFS OBS IN STLT AND WEBCAM MOV NE OF
SUMMIT APRX 35NM. WINDS CONSISTENT THRU T+12HR.
...LEVINE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200924/1915Z

Vorig nieuws

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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