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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: PSBL VA EMS CONTG. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 21:00
21:00 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:

FVXX23 at 20:44 UTC, 04/08/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200804/2042Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/756

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: PSBL VA EMS CONTG.

OBS VA DTG: 04/2031Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1908 W09847 - N1902 W09837
- N1859 W09837 - N1901 W09850 - N1908 W09847 MOV
W 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 05/0230Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 05/0830Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 05/1430Z NO VA EXP

RMK: WX CLD CVR OBSCS SUMMIT IN WEBCAM AND STLT
IMAGERY. ONLY BRK IN WEBCAM 1 HR AGO SHOWED
MAINLY STEAM AND GAS EMS. ANY VA PRESENT MOVG TO
WNW AND LKLY TO DISP QUICKLY. ...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200805/0245Z

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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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