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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: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN SAT. to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Tuesday Mar 17, 2020 10:30 AM | BY: 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 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX20 at 10:16 UTC, 17/03/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200317/1008Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/295

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
VOLCAT.

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS SEEN IN SAT.

OBS VA DTG: 17/0956Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1902 W09837 - N1856 W09814
- N1844 W09827 - N1901 W09838 - N1902 W09837 MOV
SE 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 17/1600Z SFC/FL200 N1902 W09837
- N1847 W09814 - N1838 W09826 - N1901 W09838 -
N1902 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 17/2200Z SFC/FL200 N1902
W09836 - N1838 W09817 - N1833 W09835 - N1901
W09838 - N1902 W09836

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 18/0400Z SFC/FL200 N1901
W09836 - N1847 W09811 - N1834 W09824 - N1900
W09837 - N1901 W09836

RMK: VA SEEN IN SAT IMAGERY MOV ESE AND EXTDG 30
NM FM SUMMIT. VOLCAT ALERTS RECEIVED. MODEL
GUIDANCE SHOWS A SE TO SSE MOV THRU T+18 HRS.
...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200317/1615Z

Previous news
Glow from Popocatépetl volcano (image: CENAPRED)
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
CENAPRED recorded two explosions, one minor at 18:02 local time yesterday and one moderate at 02:20 local time today which rose approx. 3,280 ft ft (1,000 m) above the crater and drifted NE. ... [more]

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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