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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: POSS VA

Monday Jan 29, 2018 13:15 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 13:12 UTC, 29/01/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180129/1310Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/060

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: POSS VA

OBS VA DTG:
29/1245Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS
SFC/FL210 225/20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1900Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR:
30/0100Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0700Z

RMK: POSS VA. VA NOT OBS IN STLT
IMAGERY DUE TO
WX CLDS. NWP GUIDANCE SUGGEST WINDS OUT OF SW.

...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180129/1915Z

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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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