Popocatepetl

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Popocatepetl

Popocatepetl

Basic Information

Method

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Plate Tectonics

Type of volcano

Effects of the Volcano

Iztaccíhuatl's father sent Popocatepetl to war in Oaxaca, promising him his daughter as his wife if he returned. Iztaccíhuatl's father presumed he would not return and so arranged several suitors for his daughter. When Iztaccíhuatl heard of this she killed herself with a dagger, because she knew that Popocatepetl would never survive in battle, and did not want to marry anyone else. When Popocatépetl returned, and discovered the death of his lover, he took her to the top of the mountain, hoping the cold would wake her but Instead he froze. God covered them with snow and changed them into mountains. Iztac cíhuatl's mountain was called "La Mujer Dormida, (the "Sleeping Woman"), because it bears a resemblance to a woman sleeping on her back. Popocatépetl became the volcano Popocatépetl, raining fire on Earth in blind rage at the loss of his beloved......................................................................................................................................................................................................

The volcanos name is Popocatepetl, its latitude is 19.02N and the longitude is 98.62W. It is located in Mexico, the city that is closest to is Morelos and Puebla. The continent is located in is North America and the plate tectonic is placed in is the Nazca Plate and the South American Plate.

http://www.mountainstamp.com/Mexico%20pictures/Mexico_map_Popocatepetl_400px.jpg

Divergent Plate boundary is creating my volcano

What causes the volcano is that plates are moving away form ech other so magma comes out and that allows the land to create a volcano.

Popocatepetl is a stratovolcano with a simetry shape, it produces violet eruptions with andesitic lava. The eruptions are violent because of the shape of the volcano.

A mixture of basaltic andesite and dacite comes out of the Popocatepetl

Life near the volcano is really bad because they dont know when the volcano can erupt and kill them. They can never sleep well having to think about what would happend tommorrow.

The first eruption occured 10,000 years B.P. and the second occured between 10,000 and 80,000 years B.P. , the third from 5000 to 3800 years and the fourth period started 1200 years ago.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popocatépetl_and_Iztacc%C3%ADhuatl

http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-73759-6_6

http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc01/professional/papers/pap660/p660.htm

Eruptions and volcanic ash.


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