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Popocatépetl vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Popocatépetl vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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:
Dominant explosieve, bouw van lavakoepels. Pliniaanse uitbarstingen met tussenpozen van enkele eeuwen of enkele duizenden jaren vulkanische en Stromboli activiteit in intermitterende fasen.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ONGOING VA EMS OBS VA DTG: 29/0746Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Mon, 29 Jul 2019, 08:30
08:30 AM | DOOR: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10-15 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 08:15 UTC, 29/07/19 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190729/0802Z
VAAC: WASHINGTON
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
AREA: MEXICO
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2019/625
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: ONGOING VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 29/0746Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1904 W09840 - N1902 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1847 W09853 - N1854 W09904 -
N1904 W09840 MOV SW 10-15KT
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1400Z SFC/FL200 N1903 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1841 W09856 - N1843 W09904 -
N1852 W09908 - N1903 W09837
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/2000Z SFC/FL200 NO ASH EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0200Z NO ASH EXP
RMK: VA EM VISIBLE IN STLT IMAGERY MOV SW FM
SUMMIT FL200. NWP MODEL GUIDANCE AGREES WELL WITH
OBS TRAJECTORY. ...BOLL
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190729/1400Z=

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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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