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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: FQT EMS to 21000 ft (6400 m)
Sunday Jul 26, 2020 15:30 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows:
FVXX24 at 15:16 UTC, 26/07/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/716
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: FQT EMS
OBS VA DTG: 26/1451Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1927 W09853 - N1901 W09836
- N1900 W09837 - N1919 W09901 - N1927 W09853 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 26/2100Z SFC/FL210 N1940 W09859
- N1901 W09835 - N1900 W09837 - N1925 W09908 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 27/0300Z SFC/FL210 N1941
W09901 - N1901 W09835 - N1900 W09837 - N1925
W09909 - N1941 W09901
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 27/0900Z NO VA EXP
RMK: LGT TO MDT VA PLUME DETECTED ON STLT MOVG
APROX 30 NM NW OF SUMMIT. WX CLDS PARTIALLY OBSC
VA PLUME. NWP MDL WINDS QUITE LGT AND FCST TO CHG
LTL THRU T+12 HR. ...KONON
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200726/2115Z
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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