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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 AROUND 21/1330Z

Saturday Oct 21, 2017 14:30 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 14:15 UTC, 21/10/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171021/1413Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/132

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NON-OPERATIONAL
GOES-16.
RADIOSONDE. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: EM AROUND
21/1330Z

OBS VA DTG: 21/1400Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 N1904 W09837 -
N1901 W09830
- N1858 W09832 - N1902 W09838 - N1904 W09837 MOV
SE
10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/2000Z SFC/FL250 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+12HR: 22/0200Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 22/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK:
STLT IMAGERY SHOWED A SMALL PLUME OF VA EXT
6 NM TO THE SE. VA FCST TO
DISP WITHIN 6 HRS.
...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20171021/2015Z

Vorig nieuws
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 20 Oct 2017
Friday, Oct 20, 2017
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Monday, Oct 16, 2017
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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
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Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
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Monday, Oct 09, 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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