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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: LGT VA EMS

Friday Jan 05, 2018 15:15 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 15:12 UTC, 05/01/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180105/1510Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/008

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 05/1502Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL190 N1902 W09837 - N1849 W09751
- N1843 W09755 - N1859
W09837 - N1902 W09837 MOV
SE 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/2100Z SFC/FL190
N1856 W09825
- N1836 W09747 - N1832 W09753 - N1851 W09825 -
N1856
W09825

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 06/0300Z SFC/FL190 N1850
W09824 - N1827
W09800 - N1822 W09803 - N1846
W09827 - N1850 W09824

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
06/0900Z SFC/FL190 N1847
W09823 - N1822 W09811 - N1819 W09816 -
N1844
W09827 - N1847 W09823

RMK: LGT VA EMS LKLY MIXED W STEAM AND
GASSES OBS
IN STLT MOV SE FM SUMMIT AT 20KTS NEAR FL190. VA
EXTDS FOR
40NMI THRU 1500Z BECOMING VERY DIFF W
INCR DIST. ...RAMIREZ

NXT
ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180105/2115Z

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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