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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA EM

Friday Sep 23, 2016 14:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX22 at 14:24 UTC, 23/09/16 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20160923/1422Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2016/222

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
NAM
WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 23/1345Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL180 N1928 W09852 - N1905 W09838
- N1902 W09840 - N1917 W09904 -
N1928 W09852 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/2000Z SFC/FL180 N1923
W09907
- N1904 W09837 - N1902 W09840 - N1905 W09908 -
N1923 W09907

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 24/0200Z SFC/FL180 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
24/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: CONS LGT VA AND STEAM PLUME EXTND NW APRX
18NM
FROM SUMMIT. VA RPRTD BY MWO VIA PIREP. EM
SEEN IN WEBCAM. SKY CLR OF
WX CLD ...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20160923/2015Z

Vorig nieuws

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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