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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: OCNL EM to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Monday Jul 27, 2020 22:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 27 Jul 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 27 Jul 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX24 at 22:33 UTC, 27/07/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200727/2232Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/725

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM

OBS VA DTG: 27/2211Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1929 W09904 - N1904 W09835
- N1857 W09838 - N1920 W09913 - N1929 W09904 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 28/0400Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 28/1000Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 28/1600Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA NOT DETECTED IN STLT IMAGERY WITH HIGH WX
CLD IN THE AREA. WEB CAM SUGGESTS EM OF MOSTLY
STEAM AND GASES WITH PSBL LGT VA. OBS VA BASED ON
NWP MODEL GUIDANCE WITH FAIR CONFIDENCE. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200728/0430Z

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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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