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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 vulkaan (Centraal Mexico) activiteit update

Thursday May 23, 2013 08:57 AM | DOOR: T

Current webcam view of Popocatépetl
Current webcam view of Popocatépetl
Current seismic recording from Popocatépetl
Current seismic recording from Popocatépetl
Activiteit heeft een verhoging van vandaag zijn weergegeven. Gisteren, CENPRED gemeld in de buurt van continue uitstoot van stoom en gas en soms as. Sommige grotere explosies plaatsgevonden op 12:13 h en op 12:34 h lokale tijd gisteren. Beide geproduceerd een uitbarstingskolom ongeveer 1.3 km hoog en drifting west. Lichte gloed en sterke stomen zijn momenteel zichtbaar vanaf de webcam beelden.
Een totaal van 3 uur van krampachtige tremor van lage aan middelgrote amplitude gisteren werden geregistreerd. Daarnaast waren er twee volcanotectonic aardbevingen, één om 13:09 h van omvang 2.1 en een ander om 15:55 h van omvang 1.8 (lokale tijd).
Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Glow from Popocatépetl's summit (CENAPRED webcam)
Activiteit is geweest in de afgelopen 2 dagen een beetje rustiger, maar het aantal emissies en kleine explosies (ongeveer 3 per uur) blijft verhoogde. Explosies uitgeworpen gloeilamp fragmenten naar hoogten van 500 m boven de krater. Sterke gloed is zichtbaar op de top van de vulkaan 's nachts. Intermitterende fasen van vulkanische trillen (trilbiggen) en vulkanische aardbevingen van omvang tot 2.1 zijn geregistreerd. De vulkanische alarmniveau blijft op gele fase 3. ... Lees alle
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Aerial view of the lava dome in Popo's crater on 18 May (CENAPRED)
Activity remains elevated, but the number and size of explosions have decreased during the past 2 days. CENAPRED made an overflight and found that the series of recent explosions since 14 May, in particular the two that occurred on the night of the 16th to 17th, have excavated a crater of approx. 200 m diameter and 40 m depth in the lava dome. The rest of the dome's surface is covered by fragments from the explosions. ... Lees alle
Friday, May 17, 2013
Eruption from Popo this morning (CENAPRED webcam)
Activity remains intense. Last night at 22:14 and this morning at 00:29 h local time, two strong explosions occurred and ejected incandescent fragments on all the volcano´s flanks to distances of up to 1,500 m from the crater. The explosions triggered an eruption plume rising at least 3 km above the volcano, drifting northeast. ... Lees alle
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Moderate explosion at Popocatépetl this morning
Activity remains elevated and ash plumes from frequent explosions of moderate size reach 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude, drifting NE. Ash fall occurred in Paso de Cortés, north of the volcano. ... Lees alle
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Relatively strong explosions occurred last night (at 20:21 h local time 14 May) and this morning at 01:46 h (local time). Both eruptions generated columns of steam and ash rising 3 km and the latter explosion ejected incandescent fragments over all the volcano flanks to maximum distances of 1,500 m. ... 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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