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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 OBS IN WEBCAM

Monday Nov 26, 2018 12:30 PM |

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

FVXX23 at 12:19 UTC, 26/11/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181126/1217Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/519

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. 557TH WW. VOLCANO WEB
CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN WEBCAM

OBS VA DTG: 26/1128Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL /0KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/1730Z

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 26/2330Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0530Z

RMK: VA EM NOT OBS IN STLT IMAGERY UNDER PTLY CLR
WX CLD. RECENT RPRT AND WEB CAMERA INDICATE VA
EMS AT 26/1128Z. ...BOLL

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20181126/1815Z

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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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