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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 EM

Thursday Nov 15, 2018 19:15 PM |

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 15 Nov 2018
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 15 Nov 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 19:12 UTC, 15/11/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181115/1911Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/494

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM

OBS VA DTG: 15/1902Z

OBS VA CLD:
SFC/FL230 N1906 W09805 - N1856 W09805
- N1857 W09813 - N1905 W09813 -
N1906 W09805 MOV
E 20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0100Z SFC/FL230 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/0700Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1300Z
NO ASH EXP

RMK: DISCRETE VA EM SEEN IN STLT MOV QUICKLY DUE
E. VA EM
EXPECTED TO DISP WI 6 HRS. ...VELASCO

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY
20181116/0115Z

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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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