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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: DISCRETE VA EMS.

Thursday Mar 01, 2018 07:30 AM |

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

FVXX22 at 07:18 UTC, 01/03/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180301/0716Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/115

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 01/0602Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL200 N1942 W09826 - N1859 W09835
- N1900 W09838 - N1942
W09837 - N1942 W09826 MOV
N 30KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/1200Z SFC/FL200
N1956 W09823
- N1859 W09835 - N1859 W09838 - N1956 W09842 -
N1956
W09823

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 01/1800Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+18HR: 02/0000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: TWO DISCRETE VA EMS OBS IN STLT
IMAGERY
BEGINNING ARND 0445Z AND 0515Z, AND MOVING N FM
SUMMIT AT
30KNT. VA EXTD FOR 50NM THRU 0630Z
...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20180301/1315Z

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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