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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

Thursday May 02, 2013 12:06 PM | DOOR: T

Activity has remained low, with only about 1 weak emission of mainly steam per hour. Glow at the summit continues to be seen at night.
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013
Activiteit is opnieuw gedaald om de gemiddelde niveaus van de afgelopen maanden. CENPARED gemeld minder dan 1 zwakke stoom-gas-elzen emissie per uur tijdens de 24 uur sinds gisteren. Een iets meer krachtige explosie vanmorgen geproduceerd een ash plume stijgt 800 m en uitgeworpen gloeilamp bommen op de NE krater rand. [meer...]
Explosiegevaar als gevolg van Popocatépetl gisterochtend
Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Activiteit op de vulkaan heeft opgepikt in de afgelopen 48 uur. Na een aardbeving zwerm op zaterdag met vulkanisch-tektonische aardbevingen van magnitude tot 2.3, die waarschijnlijk was het resultaat van een nieuwe magma batch stijgt, een stijging van de uitstoot van kleine is gisteren opgetreden met 71 gebeurtenissen geregistreerd gedurende 24 uur. [meer...]
Stomen en gloed van Popocatépetl vanochtend
Friday, Apr 26, 2013
Activity is on the increase again at the volcano, which currently is producing a strong steam plume illuminated by the glowing lava in the summit crater. ... [meer...]

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013
A moderate-sized explosion occurred yesterday, producing an ash plume rising 1.2 km and throwing incandescent bombs to 500 m distance on the outer flanks of the volcano. Small explosions occur at an average rate of one per hour and a large steam plume is often rising to about 1 km above the crater. Incandescence continues to be visible at night at the crater. ... [meer...]
View of Popocatepetl's glowing summit crater this morning
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013
Activity continues with no significant changes: weak emissions of steam/gas/ash occur at rates of approx. once per hour, and glow at night shows that magma continues to arrive slowly in the summit crater. [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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