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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: VA EMS AT 11/1347Z

Saturday Aug 11, 2018 15:00 PM |

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

FVXX22 at 14:48 UTC, 11/08/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180811/1444Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/296

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS AT 11/1347Z

OBS VA DTG: 11/1432Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1906 W09843 - N1902 W09838
- N1900 W09840 - N1901 W09844 - N1906 W09843 MOV
W 5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 11/2030Z SFC/FL220 N1923 W09908
- N1906 W09843 - N1901 W09844 - N1905 W09913 -
N1923 W09908

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/0230Z SFC/FL220 N1940
W09943 - N1923 W09908 - N1905 W09913 - N1910
W09947 - N1940 W09943

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/0830Z SFC/FL220 NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EMS AT 11/1347Z OBS IN STLT IMAGERY MOV
W. PLUM APPROX 9NM W OF SUMMIT. NWP GUIDANCE
SUGGEST CONT WINDS OUT OF THE E THROUGH +12HRS.
...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20180811/2045Z

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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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