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Satellite images of Popocatepetl volcano (c)Google Earth View
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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) 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: 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
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
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201129/0219Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

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
NW 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/0730Z SFC/FL220 N1925 W09826
- N1901 W09837 - N1901 W09837 - N1925 W09844 -
N1925 W09826

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

Previous news
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 00:24
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 29 Nov 2020
Summary: 2 quakes 5.0+, 24 quakes 4.0+, 126 quakes 3.0+, 219 quakes 2.0+ (371 total)
Global seismic activity level on 28 November 2020: LOW
... read all
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 00:07
4.6 quake 29 Nov 5:47 am (GMT +6)
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
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 28 Nov 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Baru (3 quakes between mag 2.6-2.8), Bratan (1 quake mag 2.3), Clark (1 quake mag 3.6), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.4-2.4), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.5), Crater Lake (1 quake mag 1.6) ... read all
Sat, 28 Nov 2020, 22:39
3.6 quake 7.9 mi northeast of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA, 28 Nov 12.14 pm (GMT -10)
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

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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