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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 EMISSION ARND 0400Z

Monday Oct 09, 2017 06:00 AM |

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

FVXX21 at 05:51 UTC, 09/10/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171009/0549Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/114

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
NOAA CIMSS ALERT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMISSION ARND
0400Z

OBS VA DTG: 09/0415Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1920 W09822 - N1914
W09811
- N1857 W09835 - N1901 W09838 - N1920 W09822 MOV
NE 10-15KT

FCST
VA CLD +6HR: 09/1030Z SFC/FL210 N1944 W09739
- N1937 W09720 - N1928
W09738 - N1933 W09753 -
N1944 W09739

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 09/1630Z
SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 09/2230Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA OBS
IN STLT MOV NE FM SUMMIT AT 10KTS
NEAR FL210. EMISSION WAS DISCRETE
AND REMNANT VA
FCSTD TO DISP BY T+12 ...RAMIREZ

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20171009/1145Z

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Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
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Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
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Friday, Oct 06, 2017
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  6 Oct 2017
Friday, Oct 06, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Thursday, Oct 05, 2017
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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