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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: VA EM OBSERVED AT 0004Z.

Sunday Feb 12, 2017 01:00 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 00:45 UTC, 12/02/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170212/0043Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/005

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS. VOLCAT.
ABBA.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA. AFWA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBSERVED AT
0004Z.

OBS VA DTG: 12/0015Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 N1921 W09842 - N1919
W09825
- N1902 W09830 - N1901 W09842 - N1921 W09842 MOV
N 5-10KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 12/0630Z SFC/FL150 N1934 W09829
- N1905 W09832 - N1856
W09843 - N1922 W09906 -
N1934 W09829

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/1230Z
SFC/FL150 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/1830Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0
CONFIDENCE HIGH. VA OBSERVED IN
MULTISPECTRAL IMAGERY. VA PLUME
EXTENDS 5 NM
NORTH OF SUMMIT. ...SZATANEK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20170212/0645Z

Vorig nieuws
Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  1 Dec 2016
Thursday, Dec 01, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 30 Nov 2016
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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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