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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°WCurrent status
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| ReportsPopocatépetl volcano videosPopocatépetl volcano books | ToursPopocatépetl 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-ongoingTypical 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EM OBS IN STLT. to 24000 ft (7300 m)
Wednesday Jul 22, 2020 20:30 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 22 Jul 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 24000 ft (7300 m) altitude or flight level 240 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX24 at 20:19 UTC, 22/07/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/699
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
HYSPLIT. ASH3D. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EM OBS IN STLT.
OBS VA DTG: 22/1956Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1919 W10006 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09836 - N1849 W10022 - N1919 W10006 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/0200Z SFC/FL240 N1925 W10046
- N1902 W09836 - N1840 W10144 - N1925 W10046
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/0800Z SFC/FL240 N1928
W10155 - N1901 W09836 - N1859 W09837 - N1823
W10219 - N1928 W10155
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/1400Z SFC/FL240 N1935
W10241 - N1902 W09835 - N1859 W09837 - N1814
W10302 - N1935 W10241
RMK: HEAVY SLOW MOVING VA EM OBS IN STLT EXTDG
APRX 100 NM W OF SUMMIT. CONS VA EM EXPCD TO MOVE
SLOWLY W THRU T+18HR. ...LEVINE
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200723/0215Z
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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