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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONT VA EMS OBS to 24000 ft (7300 m)

Friday Jul 24, 2020 23:30 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 24 Jul 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 24 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 and is moving at 5-10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 23:23 UTC, 24/07/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200724/2321Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/709

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONT VA EMS OBS

OBS VA DTG: 24/2320Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL240 N1939 W10049 - N1902 W09837
- N1852 W10056 - N1939 W10049 MOV W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 25/0530Z SFC/FL240 N1939 W10049
- N1902 W09837 - N1850 W10056 - N1939 W10049

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 25/1130Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 25/1730Z NO VA EXP

RMK: CONT VA EMS OBS MOV W IN STLT IMAGERY. VA
FCST TO CONT MOV W THRU T+12HRS ...FISHER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200725/0515Z

Previous news
Friday, Jul 24, 2020
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions and ash emissions drifted SW visible from Tropomi (image: @DlrSo2/twitter)
CENAPRED reported that the seismicity remained elevated including periods of moderate amplitude tremor. The seismic station records 1,348 minutes of tremor (854 minutes of low amplitude and 494 minutes of moderate amplitude) as can be seen in the figure below. ... read all
Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
Powerful explosion from Popocatépetl volcano yesterday (image: CENAPRED)
A spectacular vulcanic explosion from the crater occurred at 09:58 local time yesterday. A dense ash plume reached approx. 24,000 ft (7,300 m) altitude. Volcanic ash is dispersed towards the west-southwest and causes ash fall on the volcano's slopes that is expected in Ecatzingo, San Juan Tepecoculco, San Andrés Tlalamac, San Pedro, Tetela del Volcán, Texcala, Jumiltepec, Ocuituco and Yecapixtla. ... 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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