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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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 EM

Saturday Nov 10, 2018 02:15 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX24 at 02:10 UTC, 10/11/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181110/0209Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/481

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. RADIOSONDE. CIMSS
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: DISCRETE VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 10/0202Z

OBS VA
CLD: SFC/FL190 N1923 W09844 - N1914 W09839
- N1912 W09844 - N1921
W09849 - N1923 W09844 MOV
N 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/0800Z
SFC/FL190 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/1400Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD
+18HR: 10/2000Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: STLT IMAGERY SHOWED A CLD OF VA
CENTERED 20
NM NNW OF THE SUMMIT. VA FCST TO DISP WITHIN 6
HRS.
...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181110/0815Z

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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