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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: EMS OF GASES AND PSBL LIGHT VA

Saturday Mar 11, 2017 21:30 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 21:29 UTC, 11/03/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170311/2127Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/012

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: EMS OF GASES AND PSBL LIGHT VA


OBS VA DTG:
11/2045Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1916 W09758 - N1907 W09759
- N1905
W09808 - N1916 W09812 - N1916 W09758 MOV
E 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
12/0300Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/0900Z NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/1500Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T=0 CONFIDENCE IS HIGH.
IMAGERY SHOWS PUFF
MOVING E AND DISSIPATING. MEXICO CITY MWO
REPORTS
EMS MAINLY GASES. ...SCHWARTZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20170312/0330Z

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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
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Sunday, Feb 12, 2017
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Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017
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Monday, Jan 23, 2017
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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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