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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: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN VIS STLT IMAGERY AND SUMMIT WEB CAM to 22000 ft (6700 m)

Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 13:45
13:45 PM | BY: VN
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 13:35 UTC, 29/11/20 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20201129/1332Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: POPOCATEPETL 341090
PSN: N1901 W09837

AREA: MEXICO

SUMMIT ELEV: 17802 FT [5426 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2020/994

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. WEB CAM. NWP MODELS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN VIS STLT
IMAGERY AND SUMMIT WEB CAM

OBS VA DTG: 29/1321Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL220 N1912 W09829 - N1857 W09824
- N1858 W09837 - N1904 W09839 - N1912 W09829 MOV
E 5-10KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 29/1930Z SFC/FL220 N1919 W09822
- N1854 W09818 - N1857 W09837 - N1905 W09840 -
N1919 W09822

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 30/0130Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 30/0730Z NO VA EXP

RMK: OCNL VA EMS OBS IN VIS STLT AND SUMMIT WEB
CAM APPROX 5 NMI TO E FM SUMMIT. VA HGT FM PREV
VAA. VA DIR FM STLT/NWP MDLS SHOWS CONT E-LY
MOVMT THRU T+6. ...SAMBUCCI

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20201129/1930Z

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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