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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 EMS

Sunday Nov 18, 2018 20:45 PM |

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

FVXX21 at 20:31 UTC, 18/11/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181118/2024Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/502

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS

OBS VA DTG:
18/2000Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1934 W09814 - N1915 W09801
- N1901
W09836 - N1903 W09838 - N1934 W09814 MOV
NE 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
19/0200Z SFC/FL210 N1950 W09759
- N1926 W09735 - N1901 W09835 - N1903
W09838 -
N1950 W09759

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 19/0800Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 19/1400Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA EMS OBS IN STLT
IMAGERY MOV NE TO NEAR
40NM FROM SUMMIT. NWP GUIDANCE SUGGEST CONT
WINDS
OUT OF THE SW THRU +6HRS. ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED
BY 20181119/0230Z

Vorig nieuws
Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
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
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]
Monday, Nov 12, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [meer...]

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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