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Popocatépetl volcano
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
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Erupciones del volcán Popocatépetl:
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:
Dominantemente explosiva, construcción de domos de lava. Erupciones plinianas a intervalos de varios siglos o pocos miles de años, registró y actividad estromboliana en fases intermitentes.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

mar, 15 oct 2019, 08:30
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 . ...màs [leer todo]
mar, 15 oct 2019, 07:23
Popocatépetl´s moderate explosion (image: CENAPRED)
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately high levels. ...màs [leer todo]
lun, 14 oct 2019, 21:00
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 . ...màs [leer todo]
lun, 14 oct 2019, 09:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...màs [leer todo]
dom, 13 oct 2019, 17:15
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes. ...màs [leer todo]
dom, 13 oct 2019, 05:30
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 . ...màs [leer todo]
sáb, 12 oct 2019, 22:45
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 . ...màs [leer todo]
sáb, 12 oct 2019, 16:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...màs [leer todo]
sáb, 12 oct 2019, 01:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...màs [leer todo]
vie, 11 oct 2019, 19:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: ...màs [leer todo]

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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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