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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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

wo, 12 dec 2012, 11:05
11:05 AM | DOOR: T
Activity has been decreasing. Only 34 weak emissions were reported during the 24 hours 10-11 Dec.
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 11:05
During 9-10 Dec, CENPARED recorded 64 emissions of low intensity, omly some of which produced small ash plumes. ... Lees alle
Sun, 9 Dec 2012, 07:44
In the last 24 h Popocatepetl volcano had 66 low-intensity exhalations accompanied by emissions of steam, gas and sometimes minor amounts of ash. On 8 Dec morning, there have been 3 exhalations with ash rising about 500 m above the crater. ... Lees alle
Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 02:42
Activiteit is niet veel tijdens de afgelopen weken veranderd, en blijft op een relatief laag niveau. Tijdens 3-4 Dec, 14 zwakke emissies werden geregistreerd, waarvan sommige bevatte een beetje voor ash. Gloed blijft zichtbaar vanuit de krater in de nacht, wat suggereert dat magma nog steeds traag tempo binnen de leiding stijgt. ... Lees alle
Thu, 22 Nov 2012, 11:05
About 1 emission per hour was counted during 20-21 Nov and occasionally, incandescent ejecta could be seen thrown to the crater area during the more energetic explosions. ... Lees alle
Tue, 20 Nov 2012, 11:05
The volcano has calmed down a bit; during 18-19 Nov, only 1 weak explosion per hour has been observed. ... Lees alle

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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