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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) 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.

Popocatépetl volcano tours:
Popocatépetl Volcano Special (tour to see the ongoing eruption of Mexico's most active volcano)

Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY AND SUMMIT WEB CAM to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Thu, 23 Apr 2020, 14:15
14:15 PM | 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 14:12 UTC, 23/04/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200423/1409Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/439

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN STLT IMAGERY
AND SUMMIT WEB CAM

OBS VA DTG: 23/1341Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1937 W09825 - N1920 W09801
- N1857 W09832 - N1901 W09843 - N1937 W09825 MOV
NE 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/1930Z SFC/FL200 N1947 W09823
- N1923 W09755 - N1856 W09831 - N1859 W09844 -
N1947 W09823

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 24/0130Z SFC/FL200 N1947
W09814 - N1925 W09746 - N1856 W09830 - N1858
W09844 - N1947 W09814

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 24/0730Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: ONCL VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM
APPROX 31 NM NE FM SUMMIT. VA HGT/DIR FM STLT AND
NWP MDLS SHOWS CONT NE-LY MOVMT THRU T+12.
...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200423/2015Z

Previous news

Wed, 22 Apr 2020, 08:10
Vigorous eruption from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)
The activity of the volcano continues at high levels. The volcano observatory CENAPRED recorded 97 emissions of water vapor, gases and ash content. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the northwest and causes ash fall onto the volcano's slopes. ... read all

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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