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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. to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Mon, 31 Aug 2020, 07:30
07:30 AM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 07:27 UTC, 31/08/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200831/0726Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/804

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS IN SAT.

OBS VA DTG: 31/0716Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1916 W09857 - N1901 W09837
- N1900 W09837 - N1908 W09904 - N1916 W09857 MOV
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 31/1330Z SFC/FL190 N1917 W09908
- N1902 W09837 - N1859 W09837 - N1906 W09914 -
N1917 W09908

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 31/1930Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 01/0130Z NO VA EXP

RMK: STREAM OF STEAM AND GAS MIXED WITH VA OBS IN
SAT AND WEBCAM EXT AT LEAST 20 NM NW FM SUMMIT.
WX CLDS OBSC PART OF VA PLUME. OBS VA FL ESTD FM
NWP MDLS AND VOLCAT ALERT. FL WINDS EXP TO
PERSIST THRU T+6. ...CLARK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200831/1330Z

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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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