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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 DETECTED FM STLT to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Tuesday Sep 01, 2020 17:00 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 22000 ft (6700 m) altitude or flight level 220 .
The full report is as follows:

FVXX23 at 16:47 UTC, 01/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200901/1645Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/809

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA DETECTED FM STLT

OBS VA DTG: 01/1636Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1905 W09839 - N1902 W09836
- N1901 W09838 - N1903 W09842 - N1905 W09839 MOV
NW 20-25KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/2230Z SFC/FL220 N1907 W09843
- N1902 W09836 - N1900 W09837 - N1904 W09845 -
N1907 W09843

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 02/0430Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 02/1030Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VIS STLT IMAGERY SHOWED A VA CLD PENETRATE
THE WX CLD DECK ABOVE THE SUMMIT. LTL MOTION
DETECTED SINCE, PSBLY DUE TO DEPOSITION BELOW WX
CLD DECK. ...TURK

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200901/2245Z

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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