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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 (Central Mexico) activity update

Monday Nov 19, 2012 10:29 AM | DOOR: T

Activity has remained stable at relatively low levels. About 2 emissions per hour have been occurring, few of which contained small amounts of ash. Glow remains visible at night.
Vorig nieuws
Friday, Nov 16, 2012
The volcano has calmed down considerably to only about 2 emissions of steam and ash per hour (after having reached numbers of 150-200 per day during recent days). The decline might be in connection with the M6.0 Tlalchapa earthquake yesterday morning or simply be part of the fluctuations in activity the volcano has been undergoing over the past months. [meer...]
SO2 plume from Popocatépetl on 14 Nov 2012 (NOAA)
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
Activiteit blijft verhoogde (in vergelijking met vorige weken) met frequente (141 tijdens 13-14 Nov) emissies, vooral van stoom, maar sommige met kleine ash pluimen en uitwerpen van gloeilamp materiaal naar het bovenste krater-gebied. ... [meer...]
Gloed van de krater tijdens een kleine explosie vanmorgen
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012
De vulkaan blijft produceren (meestal stoom) emissies op het verhogen van de frequentie (120 gedurende 11 tot 12 november, 190 tijdens de 12-13 november), soms met kleine hoeveelheden as. De krater blijft branden 's nachts. [meer...]
Emissie bij 07:57 op 11 november
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
Tijdens 10-11 november waren er 97 uitstoot van lage en matige intensiteit, soms produceren van kleine hoeveelheden as. Enkele van de belangrijkste plaatsvond om 12:26 op 10 Nova en tat 06:18 uur, om 07:56 uur (zie foto) en 11:05 uur lokale tijd op 11 november Explosies om 02:22 en 04:19 op 11 november uitgeworpen gloeiende fragmenten in de buurt van de krater. Daarnaast om 04:03 op 11 nov, was er een lage magnitude vulkaan-tektonische aardbeving. ... [meer...]
Ash emissie om 6:10 uur plaatselijke tijd op 10 november 2012
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
Tijdens 9-10 november, waren er 121 stoom en soms as uitstoot van lage en matige intensiteit. De belangrijkste gebeurde 09 november om 11:27 uur, 13:20 uur, 17:18 uur, 18:34 uur, 20:20 uur en 23:45 uur, en op 10 nov om 00:43 uur, 02:13 h, 6:10 uur (zie afbeelding), 07:19 h en 10:07 h (lokale tijd). ... [meer...]


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.


Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information

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