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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 Oct 30, 2014 00:59 AM | DOOR: T

Ash explosion from Popoatépetl yesterday afternoon
Ash explosion from Popoatépetl yesterday afternoon
Overall, the volcano's activity has remained unchanged. Occasional explosions produce ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the volcano. Yesterday, the volcano was a bit more active and had 5 such eruptions.
Overnight incandescence is observed comming from the central and east sector of the crater.
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The crater of Popocatépetl as observed on 14 Oct (CENAPRED)
Thursday, Oct 16, 2014
Activity at the volcano has remained low, with small occasional steam, gas and sometimes ash emissions. Incandescence was observed over the crater during the night. ... [meer...]
Small explosion from Popocatépetl yesterday (CENAPRED)
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014
No significant changes have occurred during the past weeks. The volcano's activity has been characterized by constant degassing and occasional small explosions with ash plumes up to 1-2 km height. Crater glow is visible at night from the summit. [meer...]
Stoom pluim van Popocatépetl gisteren
Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
Activiteit blijft in wezen onveranderd en is relatief laag. De vulkaan straalt een pluim van gas-stoom allermeest naar de tijd en af en toe heeft kleine explosies die kleine hoeveelheden voor ash uitwerpen. [meer...]
Kleine uitbarsting op Popocatépetl vulkaan vanochtend
Sunday, Aug 24, 2014
De vulkaan had een fase van sterkere activiteit vanochtend, maar over het geheel genomen blijft dit vergelijkbaar met de afgelopen maanden. Een discrete explosie uitgeworpen een ash plume ca 1 km hoog en een fase van sterke stomen, eventueel met enkele as emissies, opgetreden vanmorgen. ... [meer...]
Kleine ash bladerdeeg op Popocatépetl gisteren (CENAPRED)
Monday, Aug 04, 2014
Activiteit op de vulkaan blijft laag met weinig variatie. Af en toe kleine explosies met ash emissies en in de buurt van constante ontgassing, evenals zwakke gloed op de top van nacht karakteriseren de huidige status van de vulkaan. ... [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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