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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.
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Popocatepetl volcano news & eruption update
Popocatépetl Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: NEW VA EMS to 22000 ft (6700 m)
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 02:30
02:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Popocatépetl volcano on 29 Nov 2020
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 02:21 UTC, 29/11/20 from KNES
VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837
SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]
ADVISORY NR: 2020/992
INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. MEXICO CITY MWO. WEB CAM.
NWP MODELS. VOLCAT.
ERUPTION DETAILS: NEW VA EMS
OBS VA DTG: 29/0132Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1914 W09839 - N1901 W09837
- N1859 W09838 - N1913 W09848 - N1914 W09839 MOV
FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/0730Z SFC/FL220 N1925 W09826
- N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1925 W09844 -
FCST VA CLD +12HR: 29/1330Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18HR: 29/1930Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA IS OBS ON WEBCAM, BUT IS VERY FAINT ON
STLT IMAGEY. FL IS FM SIGMET INFO. NWP MDL
INDICATES A CONT N MOV THRU T+6 HRS. ...ZHU
NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201129/0815Z
Summary: 2 quakes 5.0+, 24 quakes 4.0+, 126 quakes 3.0+, 219 quakes 2.0+ (371 total)
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An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 19 minutes ago 83 km southwest of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported. ... read all
An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 occurred only 25 minutes ago 37 miles southwest of Hilo, Hawaii, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. ... 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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