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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.

Saturday Nov 17, 2018 00:30 AM |

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

FVXX20 at 00:27 UTC, 17/11/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181117/0025Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/500

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM.

OBS VA DTG: 17/0017Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1925 W09754 - N1850 W09745
- N1846 W09804 - N1916 W09804 - N1925 W09754 MOV
E 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/0630Z SFC/FL240 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/1230Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 17/1830Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: NEW SINGLE VA EM SEEN IN VOLCAT AND IR STLT
AS WELL AS WEBCAM IMAGERY. VA MOV TO E OF SUMMIT.
...LEE

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181117/0630Z

Vorig nieuws
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
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Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 15 Nov 2018
Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 12, 2018
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Monday, Nov 12, 2018
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Sunday, Nov 11, 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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