Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl volcano (Mexico): spectacular eruption last night, activity elevated

Вс, 23 фев 2020, 19:34
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Eruption of Popocatépetl volcano last night (image: Webcams de Mexico)
Eruption of Popocatépetl volcano last night (image: Webcams de Mexico)
The summit crater seen on 18 Feb 2020 (image: CENAPRED)
The summit crater seen on 18 Feb 2020 (image: CENAPRED)
The activity of the volcano remains quite high, and sometimes spectacular to watch: A moderately strong vulcanian explosion at 00:45 local time covered much of the northeast flank of the summit cone with incandescent bombs and produced an ash plume that rose several km.
The volcano observatory reported 130 emissions of steam, gas and light amounts of ash, and 2 moderate and 3 smaller explosions during an interval of 24 hours.
During an overflight on 18 Feb, no significant changes were observed at the summit crater, which has an inner crater (without dome) of 350 m diameter and approx. 100-150 m depth and is covered by tephra.

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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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