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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: CONS VA EMS. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Tue, 30 Jul 2019, 14:00
14:00 PM | DOOR: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 13:47 UTC, 30/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190730/1350Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/631

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ASH3D. VOLCAT. RADIOSONDE.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 30/1341Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1904 W09838 - N1900 W09836
- N1840 W09926 - N1852 W09929 - N1904 W09838 MOV
SW 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 30/1930Z SFC/FL210 N1904 W09837
- N1900 W09836 - N1830 W09932 - N1846 W09936 -
N1904 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 31/0130Z SFC/FL210 N1904
W09838 - N1900 W09836 - N1817 W09925 - N1831
W09934 - N1904 W09838

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 31/0730Z SFC/FL210 N1904
W09837 - N1900 W09835 - N1814 W09923 - N1828
W09932 - N1904 W09837

RMK: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN STLT AND WEB CAM EXTDG
40 SW OF SUMMIT. MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS A CONT SW
MOV THRU T+18 HRS. HGT, MOV AND FCST BASED ON
MODEL GUIDANCE, STLT, WEB CAM AND 12Z SOUNDING.
...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190730/2000Z

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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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