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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 EMS

Sunday Dec 24, 2017 13:45 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 13:33 UTC, 24/12/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20171224/1329Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/306

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO.
NWP
MODELS. VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS

OBS VA
DTG: 24/1317Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1931 W09844 - N1928 W09831
- N1902
W09836 - N1902 W09838 - N1931 W09844 MOV
N 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
24/1930Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/0130Z NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/0730Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: NEW VA PUFF SEEN IN VIS
STLT IMAGERY
CONFIRMED BY MWO. VA EMS MOVE TOWARD THE N. ...LEE

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20171224/1930Z

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Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
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Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
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Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  9 Dec 2017
Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Saturday, Dec 09, 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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