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Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
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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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Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: OCNL EM to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Sun, 11 Oct 2020, 19:00
19:00 PM | BY: VN
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 10 kts in W direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVXX22 at 18:57 UTC, 11/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/900
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL EM
OBS VA DTG: 11/1841Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N1910 W09904 - N1910 W09854
- N1904 W09855 - N1904 W09904 - N1910 W09904 MOV
W 10KT SFC/FL200 N1916 W09951 - N1915 W09944 -
N1908 W09945 - N1910 W09952 - N1916 W09951 MOV W
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 12/0030Z SFC/FL190 N1922 W10013
- N1904 W09838 - N1858 W09839 - N1908 W10012 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 12/0630Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 12/1230Z NO VA EXP
RMK: CLDS OF VA WERE CENTERED 23 AND 60 NM WNW OF
THE SUMMIT. LTLCG EXP TO MOVMT OF FUTURE EM THRU
T+6 BASED ON NWP MODEL GUIDANCE. ...TURK
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201012/0100Z
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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution - Popocatepetl information
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