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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

Popocatepetl vulkaan (Centraal Mexico) activiteit update

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013 07:46 AM | DOOR: T

Ash Microbial van Popocatépel gisteren
Ash Microbial van Popocatépel gisteren
Activiteit is de afgelopen dagen verminderd.Occasionele explosies geproduceerd stoom nl als pluim stijgende ongeveer 1 km boven de krater en de frequentie van de kleine uitstoot is ongeveer 3 per uur.
De meeste van de tijd, heeft de top van de vulkaan was in de wolken, maar af en toe, een zwakke stoom en als de pluim, alsmede gloeien nachts worden waargenomen.CENAPRED onderhoudt alarmniveau "gele fase 3".
Vorig nieuws
Friday, May 31, 2013
Activity has continued to decrease and there have been no new significant explosions. The number of steam-gas emissions (which sometimes contain also small amounts of ash) has dropped from an average of 5 per hour to only 2 per hour last night. [meer...]
Current seismic recording from Popocatépetl
Thursday, May 30, 2013
An earthquake swarm and tremor pulses occurred today, which could suggest new magma on the rise, but this has (not yet) resulted in particular surface activity which remained rather calm. Degassing (SO2 emissions) remains strong. [meer...]
Current webcam view of Popocatépetl
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Since yesterday morning's explosion, the volcano has been relatively quiet and only produced about 1 weak emission of mostly steam per hour. ... [meer...]

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Een explosie vroeg vandaag om 05:03 h (lokale tijd) uitgeworpen gloeilamp fragmenten aan 1,5 km afstand van de krater op de noordoostelijke helling en een kolom voor ash die bereikt meer dan 2 km hoogte boven de krater en werd verspreid aan de SW. gegenereerd ... [meer...]
Monday, May 27, 2013
De vulkaan activiteit is teruggebracht ten opzichte van een week geleden, maar nog steeds produceert occasionele explosies met pluimen tot 2 km in hoogte en vele kleinere emissies, vergezeld van low-level harmonische trilling en een Continue stoom pluim stijgen van ongeveer 1 km. ... [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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