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Popocatépetl volcano
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Popocatépetl volcano eruptions:
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:
Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes. Plinian eruptions at intervals of several centuries or few thousands of years, vulcanian and strombolian activity in intermittent phases.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EM OBSD

Tuesday Feb 13, 2018 01:15 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX24 at 01:09 UTC, 13/02/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180213/0107Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL
341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/088

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.
VOLCANO WEB CAMERA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EM OBSD

OBS VA
DTG: 13/0045Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1930 W09822 - N1923 W09810
- N1900
W09832 - N1903 W09838 - N1930 W09822 MOV
NE 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR:
13/0700Z SFC/FL210 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 13/1300Z NO ASH
EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 13/1900Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: NEW VA EM DETECTED IN
STLT IMAGERY MOV NE
APPROX 30 NM AWAY FM THE SUMMIT. VA HEIGHT
AND
MOVEMENT BASED ON GOES EAST IMAGERY. ...

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE
ISSUED BY 20180213/0700Z

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Sunday, Feb 11, 2018
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Thursday, Feb 08, 2018
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Friday, Feb 02, 2018
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Thursday, Feb 01, 2018
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Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
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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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