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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 EM APRX 0740Z

Saturday Oct 13, 2018 09:00 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 08:47 UTC, 13/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181013/0845Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/461

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM APRX 0740Z

OBS VA DTG: 13/0817Z

OBS
VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1905 W09848 - N1902 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1901
W09849 - N1905 W09848 MOV
W 10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 13/1430Z SFC/FL200
NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/2030Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR:
14/0230Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA PUFF DETECTED ON STLT MOVG W OF SUMMIT.
WX
CLDS MOVG IN HAVE OBSC SUMMIT AND VA
CURRENTLY. NWP MDL WINDS FM E.
...KONON

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181013/1445Z

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Friday, Oct 12, 2018
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Thursday, Oct 11, 2018
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Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
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Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018
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Monday, Oct 08, 2018
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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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