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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
Stratovolcano 5426 m / 17,802 ft
Central Mexico, 19.02°N / -98.62°W
(4 out of 5)
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.
Popocatépetl volcano tours:Popocatépetl Volcano Special
(tour to see the ongoing eruption of Mexico's most active volcano)
Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA NOT SEEN IN SAT OR WEBCAM
Tue, 20 Oct 2020, 22:15
22:15 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 20 Oct 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVXX22 at 22:13 UTC, 20/10/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/925
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA NOT SEEN IN SAT OR WEBCAM
OBS VA DTG: 20/2156Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 21/0400Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 21/1000Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 21/1600Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA IS NOT SEEN IN SAT OR WEBCAM. ANY NEW VA
EM WOULD MOV TWD THE SW BASED ON MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred only 18 minutes ago, the INETER agency reported. The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 9 km (5.6 miles) beneath the epicenter at 2020-10-20 15:37:15 local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all
A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported only 29 minutes ago by the Geophysics Institute of Peru (IGP), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Peru. The earthquake occurred at a relatively large depth of 108 km (67 miles) beneath the epicenter at 20/10/2020 11:54:45 local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth could be revised within the next few minutes as the agency updates and refines its calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all
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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