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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: sporadic emissions of volcanic ash

Sat, 19 Sep 2020, 20:45
20:45 PM | BY: VN
Mild explosive activity continues from the volcano. The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington reported intermittent emissions of volcanic ash plumes.
The full report is as follows: INTMT VA EMS..

FVXX22 at 20:41 UTC, 19/09/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200919/2038Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/827

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: INTMT VA EMS.

OBS VA DTG: 19/2021Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL190 N1915 W09837 - N1859 W09837
- N1859 W09838 - N1915 W09843 - N1915 W09837 MOV
N 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 20/0230Z SFC/FL190 N1910 W09858
- N1902 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1856 W09859 -
N1910 W09858

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 20/0830Z SFC/FL190 N1914
W09855 - N1903 W09837 - N1900 W09838 - N1847
W09904 - N1914 W09855

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 20/1430Z NO VA EXP

RMK: VA EMS OBSD IN G16 VIS STLT IMAGERY EXTDG 8
NMI N OF SUMMIT ABV WX CLD CVR. WX CLD CVR OBSCG
SUMMIT IN WEBCAM. FL ESTD FM NWP MDLS. NWP MDLS
FCST LGT AND VRBL WINDS TO CONT THRU T+12HRS.
...HOSLEY

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20200920/0245Z

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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