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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 SEEN ON WEB CAM. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Sun, 9 Aug 2020, 18:45
18:45 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:

FVXX20 at 18:39 UTC, 09/08/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200809/1836Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/766

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA SEEN ON WEB CAM.

OBS VA DTG: 09/1826Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1920 W09844 - N1920 W09834
- N1902 W09836 - N1902 W09839 - N1920 W09844 MOV
N 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 10/0030Z SFC/FL210 N1940 W09834
- N1904 W09836 - N1900 W09840 - N1937 W09858 -
N1940 W09834

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 10/0630Z SFC/FL210 N1939 W09833 -
N1900 W09835 - N1859 W09840 - N1938 W09900 -
N1939 W09833

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 10/1230Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA SEEN IN WEB CAM AND CONFIRMED IN SAT
IMAGERY MOV N FM SUMMIT. MODEL GUIDANCE
SHOWS A N-LY MOV THRU T+12 HRS. ...KIBLER

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200810/0030Z

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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