Popocatépetl

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Popocatépetl

(pōpəkăt`əpĕtəl, pōpō'kätā`pətəl) [Aztec,=smoking mountain], volcano, 17,887 ft (5,452 m) high, in the Cordillera de Anáhuac, central Mexico, on the Puebla-Mexico state border; the second highest peak in Mexico. The perpetually snowcapped cone is symmetrical, and the large crater has practically pure sulfur deposits. The ascent, which is fairly easy, was probably first made by Europeans in 1519 by one of Cortés's men. It was quite active during the first two centuries of Spanish colonial times, and from 1919 to 1947 and since 1994 it again experienced a series of eruptions. Its last major Plinian eruption (see volcanovolcano,
vents or fissures in the earth's crust through which gases, molten rock, or lava, and solid fragments are discharged. Their study is called volcanology. The term volcano
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) was in A.D. 800.

Popocatépetl

 

(Aztec, “smoking mountain”), a volcano in the Transverse Volcanic Axis of southern Mexico, 65 km southeast of Mexico City. Elevation, 5,452 m. Frequent eruptions occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries. Weak volcanic activity resumed in 1920 but was replaced by strong fumarolic activity that continued until 1927. The slopes of Popocatépetl are covered with oak and pine forests up to an elevation of 3,800 m; they are devoid of any form of vegetation between 3,800 and 4,560 m. Above 4,560 m there are permanent snow and glaciers.

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This task force, known as Operativo Popocatepetl, includes officials from the states of Puebla, Tlaxcala, Mexico, and Morelos, and the Federal District.
Mexico City: Mexican authorities raised the alert level for the Popocatepetl volcano on Saturday after an increased level of explosive activity belched ash over Mexico City and pushed international airlines to suspend flights.
LIKE THE ROARING OF THE SEA: Birds fly in the foreground as a plume of ash and steam rise from Popocatepetl volcano.
El volcan donde se encuentra Xochitecatl esta ubicado en el valle de Tlaxcala y desde su cima en un radio de 360[degrees] pueden verse los volcanes Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl, al Oeste, y La Malinche al Este, ademas de numerosos accidentes geograficos menores.
And in early Mesoamerica, leaders at the city of Teotihuacan may have exploited the fear and uncertainty following an eruption of nearby Popocatepetl to consolidate power.
On a UFO stakeout in Mexico near Mt Popocatepetl, at one moment we thought we saw a craft and Andrew nearly 'climbed the sky' to see if it was real.
Lugar Cumbre Estado altura (msnm) 1 Pico de Orizaba Veracruz y Puebla 5 610 --Citlaltepetl-- 2 Popocatepetl Edomex, Puebla 5 500 y Morelos 3 Iztaccihuatl Edomex y Puebla 5 220 4 Nevado de Toluca Edomex 4 680 --Xinantecatl-- 5 Sierra Negra Puebla 4 580 6 Malinche Tlaxcala y Puebla 4 420 --Matlalcueyetl-- 7 Nevado de Colima Jalisco 4 260 8 Cofre de Perote Veracruz 4 200 9 Tacana Chiapas 4 080 10 Telapon Edomex 4 060 Fuente: inegi, 2007.
His father refuses to take him on the hunt for the bandidos, so Emiliano sets off alone and rides Lucita late into the night up the foothills of the Popocatepetl volcano, when he discovers the bandidos asleep and his beloved Sombra, along with the other horses.
Por encima de los 3600 m el territorio del volcan se integra, junto con el territorio analogo del Popocatepetl, en el Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Obieta & SarukAn, 1981).