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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: CONS VA EMS. to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Wednesday Sep 02, 2020 19:15 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 19:02 UTC, 02/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200902/1859Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/811

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

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONS VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 02/1841Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL210 N1908 W09850 - N1903 W09840
- N1902 W09840 - N1904 W09852 - N1908 W09850 MOV
W 15-20KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 03/0030Z SFC/FL210 N1914 W09917
- N1904 W09840 - N1902 W09840 - N1904 W09920 -
N1914 W09917

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 03/0630Z SFC/FL210 N1904
W09840 - N1902 W09840 - N1852 W09919 - N1903
W09921 - N1904 W09840

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 03/1230Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EMS BEGAN AT 1810Z ON WEBCAM. VA NOW
EXTDS 10 NMI WNW OF SUMMIT. NWP MDLS FCST WINDS
TO BACK THROUGH T+12 MOVG VA TO WSW BY T+12.
...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200903/0100Z

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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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