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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: NEW VA EM AT 06/1309Z

Thursday Jul 06, 2017 14:00 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 13:50 UTC, 06/07/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170706/1338Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/049

INFO SOURCE: EXPERIMENTAL GOES-16. NWP
MODELS.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM AT 06/1309Z

OBS
VA DTG: 06/1322Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA
WINDS SFC/FL220 135/5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 06/1930Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 07/0130Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 07/0730Z
NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EM SEEN IN WEB CAM BUT CAN NOT BE SEEN IN
STLT
IMAGERY DUE TO WX CLOUDS. WNDS AT ASH LEVEL
GENERALLY LIGHT AND
VARIABLE BUT PREDOMINATELY OUT
OF THE S. ...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20170706/1945Z

Vorig nieuws
Wednesday, Jul 05, 2017
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Tuesday, Jul 04, 2017
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Monday, Jul 03, 2017
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Sunday, Jul 02, 2017
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Tuesday, Jun 13, 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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