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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: VA EM SEEN IN WEB CAM AT 1405Z. to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Sunday Jun 07, 2020 15:00 PM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 14:50 UTC, 07/06/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200607/1445Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/592

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM SEEN IN WEB CAM AT 1405Z.

OBS VA DTG: 07/1431Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1907 W09844 - N1858 W09835
- N1837 W09854 - N1856 W09908 - N1907 W09844 MOV
SW 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/2030Z SFC/FL200 N1907 W09844
- N1904 W09837 - N1756 W09819 - N1803 W09957 -
N1907 W09844 SFC/FL230 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/0230Z SFC/FL200 N1907
W09844 - N1904 W09836 - N1750 W09749 - N1756
W09904 - N1907 W09844

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0830Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA SEEN FIRST SEEN IN WEB CAM AND CONFIRMED
IN SAT MOV SW FM SUMMIT. UPDATED ADVISORY FOR
CHANGE IN HEIGHT. VA TO FL230 EXP TO DSIPT
BY T+6 HRS, BUT FURTHER VA EMS MAY BE EXP BASED ON
RECENT ACTIVITY. MODEL GUIDANCE SHOWS A S-LY MOV
THRU T+12 HRS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200607/2045Z

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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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