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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: ONGOING VA EMS.

Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 13:30 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 13:17 UTC, 29/11/16 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20161129/1314Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2016/243

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
GFS
WINDS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS.

OBS VA
DTG: 29/1300Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1926 W09834 - N1908 W09810
- N1858
W09832 - N1900 W09840 - N1926 W09834 MOV
NE 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
29/1900Z SFC/FL190 N1944 W09826
- N1917 W09750 - N1855 W09834 - N1859
W09841 -
N1944 W09826

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/0100Z SFC/FL190
N1948
W09825 - N1917 W09746 - N1855 W09836 - N1902
W09840 - N1948
W09825

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0700Z SFC/FL190 N1950
W09823 - N1916
W09743 - N1854 W09835 - N1859
W09841 - N1950 W09823

RMK: T+0
CONFIDENCE HIGH. ONGOING VA EMS SEEN IN
WEBCAM AND THE FIRST VISIBLE
IMAGES SHOW VA
PLUME EXTD ROUGHLY 16 NM TO THE NE OF THE SUMMIT.
MODEL
WINDS CONTINUE THE NE DIRECTION THROUGH 18
HRS. ...WHISNANT

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20161129/1915Z

Vorig nieuws
Beginning of the eruption of Popocatépetl volcano on 25 Nov 2016
Sunday, Nov 27, 2016
An unusually long and strong explosion occurred on 25 Nov 2016 starting from 10:47 local time. A continuous jet of steam, gas, and fragmented volcanic material which lasted about 20 minutes generated a billowing plume that rose approx. 5 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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