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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:

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 21:30 PM |

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

FVXX20 at 21:24 UTC, 16/10/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181016/2122Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/465

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS VOLCAT.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA. NEW VA EM

ERUPTION DETAILS:

OBS VA DTG: 16/2107Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1928 W10000 - N1902 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1852 W10000 - N1928 W10000 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/0300Z SFC/FL200 N1942 W10034
- N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1846 W10032 -
N1942 W10034

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/0900Z SFC/FL200 N2005
W10045 - N1901 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1907
W10044 - N2005 W10045

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1500Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP

RMK: NEW VA EM OBS IN STLT IMAGERY MOV W AT 5-10
KTS FM SUMMIT. APPEARS TO BE A SNGL EM. NWP MODEL
GUIDANCE AGREES WITH TRANSPORT DIRECTION. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181017/0315Z

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Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
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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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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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