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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: LKLY INTMT VA EMS to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Monday Jun 22, 2020 11:15 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:

FVXX22 at 11:00 UTC, 22/06/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200622/1056Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/643

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: LKLY INTMT VA EMS

OBS VA DTG: 22/1041Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1913 W09853 - N1901 W09837
- N1858 W09837 - N1854 W09856 - N1913 W09853 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 22/1630Z SFC/FL200 N1901 W09837
- N1858 W09835 - N1841 W09843 - N1853 W09853 -
N1901 W09837

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 22/2230Z SFC/FL200 N1913
W09844 - N1900 W09835 - N1857 W09835 - N1853
W09850 - N1913 W09844

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/0430Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: VA LAST OBSD BY STLT ARND 0830Z. WX CLD CVR
OBSC SUMMIT IN STLT AND WEBCAM. HWVR, LGT OBSD IN
WX CLD CVR ON WEBCAM THRU 1045Z. NWP MDLS DO NOT
AGREE WITH EACH OTHER. GFS MATCHES OBSD VA MOVMT
AND FCSTS LGT AND VRBL WINDS THR T+12. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200622/1700Z

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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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