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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: EM AT 28/2115Z

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 22:30 PM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 22:20 UTC, 28/03/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170328/2219Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/014

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: EM AT 28/2115Z

OBS VA DTG: 28/2200Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL190 N1913 W09813 - N1902 W09813
- N1902 W09831 - N1907
W09829 - N1913 W09813 MOV
E 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/0400Z
SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/1000Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+18HR: 29/1600Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. A VA CLD WAS
CENTERED
29NM ENE OF THE SUMMIT. VA FCST TO DISP WITHIN 6
HOURS.
...SANDUSKY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170329/0415Z

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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