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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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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update

Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Mon, 3 Aug 2020, 21:45
21:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on  3 Aug 2020
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 3 Aug 2020
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:

FVXX23 at 21:34 UTC, 03/08/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200803/2131Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/752

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT
WEB CAM

OBS VA DTG: 03/2111Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1917 W09848 - N1903 W09835
- N1857 W09840 - N1905 W09859 - N1917 W09848 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/0300Z SFC/FL210 N1923 W09851
- N1901 W09834 - N1855 W09838 - N1909 W09910 -
N1923 W09851

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/0900Z SFC/FL210 N1938
W09844 - N1858 W09833 - N1856 W09840 - N1926
W09906 - N1938 W09844

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 04/1500Z SFC/FL210 N1942
W09846 - N1859 W09832 - N1856 W09840 - N1934
W09910 - N1942 W09846

RMK: VA EMS OBS IN STLT AND SUMMIT WEB CAM APPROX
15 NM NW FM SUMMIT. VA HGT/DIR FM EARLIER SIGMET
RPRT RECEIVED AND STLT/NWP MDLS SHOWS NW TO
NNW-LY MOVMT TREND THRU T+18. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200804/0330Z

Previous news

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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