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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 OBS IN SAT IMAGERY. to 23000 ft (7000 m)

Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 09:15
09:15 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 23000 ft (7000 m) altitude or flight level 230 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 09:01 UTC, 04/08/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200804/0859Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/754

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS IN SAT IMAGERY.

OBS VA DTG: 04/0851Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL230 N1908 W09856 - N1903 W09837
- N1901 W09838 - N1858 W09857 - N1908 W09856 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 04/1500Z SFC/FL230 N1911 W09902
- N1904 W09837 - N1900 W09837 - N1901 W09905 -
N1911 W09902

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 04/2100Z SFC/FL230 N1917
W09902 - N1904 W09836 - N1901 W09838 - N1904
W09906 - N1917 W09902

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/0300Z SFC/FL230 N1911
W09907 - N1904 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1859
W09907 - N1911 W09907

RMK: VA EMS OBS IN SAT AND WEBCAM IMAGERY MOVG W
UP TO 12 NM FM SUMMIT. WX CLDS IN AREA MAY OBSC
PORTION OF VA CLD. OBS FL ESTD FM WEBCAM AND NWP
MDLS. CONTD W-LY MVMT EXP THRU T+18. ...CLARK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200804/1500Z

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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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