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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

Popocatpetl vulkaan (Centraal Mexico) activiteit Update

Thursday Oct 25, 2012 10:05 AM | DOOR: T

SO2 plume from Popocatépetl on 24 Oct 2012 (NOAA)
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl on 24 Oct 2012 (NOAA)
Currrent webcam image of Popo (CENAPRED)
Currrent webcam image of Popo (CENAPRED)
Zwakke explosies van vooral stoom werden geregistreerd tijdens 23-24 oktober, 36, slechts weinigen van die ook geproduceerd sommige kleine ash pluimen.
Een sterke SO2 signaal blijft zichtbaar op satellietgegevens.
Vorig nieuws
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
The activity has decreased again. During 22-23 Oct, 39 small explosions, some with weak ash plumes, were recorded. Crater glow is still visible at night, and some small earthquakes continue under the volcano. [meer...]
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl on October 21, 2012 (NOAA)
Monday, Oct 22, 2012
85 weak to moderate explosions were recorded in the past 24 hours. Only some of them were accompanied by fine ash emissions. ... [meer...]
Explosion at 05:34 am on 20 October
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012
In de laatste 24 uur (19-20 oktober), werden 129 explosies en 200 minuten van de harmonische tremor in verschillende segmenten opgenomen. Toen de vulkaan duidelijk was, werden de meeste uitademingen vergezeld van as pluimen die meestal verspreid naar het westen. Incandescence wordt gezien 's nachts in de krater van de vulkaan. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012
During 17-18 Oct, there were 36 exhalations of low to medium strength with sometimes weak ash plumes rising up to 1 km. The larger events were at 12:46 h and 20:40 h on 17 Oct and at 10:31 h local time today. [meer...]
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl on October 17, 2012 (NOAA)
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
52 exhalations of low to moderate intensity occurred during 16-17 Oct. Some were producing small ash plumes up to 1 km high, and ejected glowing bombs visible at night. ... [meer...]

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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