Eruption of Popocatepetl on Dec. 25, 2005 (image from CENAPRED's webcam)
Popo sends his Christmas greetings with a moderate explosion that produced an ash column of about 2 km height and showering the volcano's top with incandescent fragments early in the morning of Christmas Day (Dec. 25, 2005).
Wed, 14 Dec 2005, 06:00During 14-20 December, several emissions of gas, steam, and small amounts of ash occurred at Popocatépetl. Small explosions produced ash plumes to a height of ~2.5 km above the summit (or 26,000 ft a.s.l.).
Wed, 7 Dec 2005, 06:00
On 1 December at 0653, a moderate explosion at Popocatépetl produced an ash plume to a height of ~5 km above the volcano's summit (or 34,200 ft a.s.l.). An intense episode lasted ~2 minutes, and was followed by high-frequency tremor for 30 minutes. Ash drifted NE and fell in Amecameca, ~20 km NW of the volcano. Read all
Thu, 1 Dec 2005, 23:23
Popocatepetl volcano on 1st of Dec. 2005, (AFP photo /Ronaldo Schemidt)
Popocatepetl volcano had a moderate eruption Thursday morning, producing an ash plume about 5 km heigh.
Wed, 19 Oct 2005, 06:00
Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, the Washington VAAC reported that an emission from Popocatépetl occurred on 23 October around 1700. The resultant ash cloud rose to a height of ~6.4 km (21,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. Read all
Wed, 3 Aug 2005, 06:00Ash-and-steam emissions occurred at Popocatépetl during 3-9 August, with the highest rising plume reaching 7.6 km (25,000 ft) a.s.l. on 3 August. Read all
Wed, 27 Jul 2005, 06:00
Several ash-and-steam emissions occurred at Popocatépetl during 27 July to 2 August, with the highest rising plume reaching 7.3 km (24,000 ft) a.s.l. on 29 July. Read all
Wed, 20 Jul 2005, 06:00Several low-intensity emissions occurred at Popocatépetl during 21-25 July. On 21 July at 0906, an emission produced a plume to a height of ~2 km above the volcano's crater (~24,400 ft a.s.l.). Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, the Washington VAAC reported that ash visible on the web video camera rose to ~2.8 km above the crater (27,000 ft a.s.l.). Read all
Wed, 20 Jul 2005, 00:01
Clear view of Popocatepetl volcano from the town of Puebla (AFP photo: Ronaldo Schemidt)
No significant changes have been recorded at Popocatepetl volcano. Weak emission of ash and steam continue to occur at a rate of a few per day, lending a touch of romance to the snow-capped volcano.
Wed, 13 Jul 2005, 06:00On 14 July at 1005 a moderate-sized emission from Popocatépetl produced an ash plume to a height of ~2 km above the volcano's crater (~24,400 ft a.s.l.). The emission was preceded by high-frequency tremor. During the remainder of 14-18 July, there were small emissions from the volcano. Read all
Fri, 24 Jun 2005, 01:01
Wed, 22 Jun 2005, 06:00During 22-27 June, Popocatépetl volcano had several steam explosions. On 22 June, there was a volcano-tectonic micro-earthquake of magnitude 2.0, located 500 m NW of the crater at a depth of 4.6 km. On 23 June a pilot reported an ash cloud 8 km (26,000 ft) a.s.l. Read all
Thu, 9 Jun 2005, 03:35
June 21: Read all
No significant changes; activity remains low.
Sun, 5 Jun 2005, 14:07
Activity at Popocatépetl volcano remains low. Some few relatively weak steam and gas emissions occur per day. The exclusion zone of 12 km around the volcano is being maintained by the authorities. Weak explosions that eject ash and incansescnet blocks above the crater rim could be expected at any time. (Source: CENAPRED)
Sun, 8 May 2005, 06:14
Activity at Popocatépetl volcano is a low levels, although a low alert level and an exclusion zone around the volcano is being maintained for safety reasons, since an intensification of the eruption at any time cannot be excluded. During the past days, CENAPRED (the monitoring system of Popocatépetl volcano) registered a number of weak steam and gas emissions. In an aerial photograph taken on January 14th, subsidence is observed in the inner crater and no lava dome at the bottom of the crater could be observed.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005, 06:00Based on information from CENAPRED, the Washington VAAC reported that on 19 April light gas emission and incandescence were visible in Popocatépetl's crater. Meteorological clouds obscured satellite views of the crater. The Washington VAAC reported that aircraft should avoid flying over Popocatépetl in case increased activity produced an ash plume. Read all
Thu, 31 Mar 2005, 23:04
Popocatepetl volcano seen from the west near the city of Puebla, Mexico on March 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Joel Merino)
Popocatepetl volcano, near Mexico City, continues to be active. After its last eruption that had ended in 1927, the volcano woke up from his slumber in 1994 and has since then been active, with changing intensity. At present, it seems to be rather quiet, with an average of 10-20 minor strombolian events per day, that produce nice ash and steam plumes that rise severl 100s of meters. No recent growth of a lava dome has been observed by CENAPRED, the ufficial monitoring organ hosted at the university of Mexico. Although much more violent activity in the near future is unlikely, a safety exclusion zone of 12km around the volcano is maintained.
Wed, 9 Mar 2005, 06:00During 9-15 March, Popocatépetl occasionally emitted steam, gas, and small amounts of ash. An ash emission on 9 March at 1304 produced a plume that rose to ~500 m above the summit crater and drifted E. Ash fell in the towns of Huejotzingo (~30 km NE of the volcano) and Puebla (~45 km E). Read all
Wed, 2 Mar 2005, 06:00
Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash emission from Popocatépetl around 0151 on 5 March rose to a height of ~7.3 km a.s.l. Read all
Wed, 2 Feb 2005, 06:00Based on information from the Mexico City MWO, the Washington VAAC reported that a small ash-bearing emission occurred on 3 February. No ash was visible on satellite imagery. Read all
Wed, 19 Jan 2005, 06:00
According to the Washington VAAC, an explosion at Popocatépetl on 22 January produced a NE-drifting ash plume. CENAPRED reported that aerial photographs taken on 14 January showed subsidence in the inner crater of Popocatépetl and no external lava dome at the bottom of the crater. Popocatépetl remained at Alert Level Yellow- Phase 1, with access restricted within a 12-km radius around the crater. Read all
Wed, 5 Jan 2005, 06:00On 9 January, the Washington VAAC reported that an ash plume rose up to ~10 km a.s.l. from Popocatépetl and extended S. Satellite imagery indicated that by 10 January, ash clouds had reached the coast of Mexico to the volcano's S and SW. Read all