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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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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 EMS DISP. STEAM/GAS EMS OBS IN SUMMIT WEB CAM
Wednesday Jul 15, 2020 18:45 PM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 18:42 UTC, 15/07/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/690
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS DISP. STEAM/GAS EMS OBS
IN SUMMIT WEB CAM
OBS VA DTG: 15/1831Z
OBS VA CLD: NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 16/0030Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 16/0630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 16/1230Z NO VA EXP
RMK: EARLIER VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB
CAM HAVE DISP. NO NEW VA EMS FOR PAST SEVERAL
HRS. NO NEW VA RPRTS RECEIVED. VA EVENT ENDED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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